Solaris ()

Solyaris (original title)
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A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.


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Kris Kelvin, psikholog
Doktor Snaut, kibernetik (as Yuri Yarvet)
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy ...
Anri Berton, pilot (as Vladislav Dvorzhetsky)
Nik Kelvin, otets Krisa Kelvina (as Nikolai Grionko)
Doktor Sartorius, astrobiolog (as Anatoly Solonitsyn)
Mat Krisa Kelvina (as O. Barnet)
Vitalik Kerdimun ...
Syn Anri Bertona (as V. Kerdimun)
Gostya doktora Gribaryana (as O. Kizilova)
Tatyana Malykh ...
Plemyannitsa Krisa Kelvina (as T. Malykh)
Aleksandr Misharin ...
Shanakhan, predsedatel komissii Anri Bertona (as A. Misharin)
Bagrat Oganesyan ...
Professor Tarkhe (as B. Oganesyan)
Tamara Ogorodnikova ...
Anna, tetka Krisa Kelvina (as T. Ogorodnikova)
Doktor Gribaryan, fiziolog (as S. Sarkisyan)
Yulian Semyonov ...
Predsedatel nauchnoy konferentsii (as Yu. Semyonov)
Vitaliy Statsinskiy ...
Kris Kelvin v yunosti (as V. Statsinskiy)
Vera Sumenova ...
(as V. Sumenova)
Professor Messendzher (as G. Teykh)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kris Kelvin v otrochestve (uncredited)
Frantsuzskiy uchenyy na konferentsii (uncredited)
Doktor Snaut, kibernetik (uncredited) (voice)
Kris Kelvin, psikholog (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

Andrei Tarkovsky ... (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)

Written by

Stanislaw Lem ... (novel "Solaris") (as Stanislav Lem)
Fridrikh Gorenshteyn ... (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshtein) &
Andrei Tarkovsky ... (screenplay) (as A. Tarkovskiy)

Music by

Eduard Artemev

Cinematography by

Vadim Yusov

Film Editing by

Lyudmila Feyginova ... (as L. Feyginova)
Nina Marcus ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

Mikhail Romadin

Set Decoration by

S. Gavrilov ... decorator
V. Prokofev ... decorator

Costume Design by

Nelli Fomina ... (as N. Fomina)

Makeup Department

Vera Rudina ... makeup artist (as V. Rudina)

Production Management

Vyacheslav Tarasov ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Mariya Chugunova ... assistant director (as M. Chugunova)
A. Ides ... assistant director
Yuriy Kushneryov ... associate director (as Yu. Kushneryov)
N. Mann ... trainee assistant director
Larisa Tarkovskaya ... assistant director (as L. Tarkovskaya)

Art Department

Paolo Rocco Innamorato ... first assistant art director (uncredited)

Sound Department

Semyon Litvinov ... sound

Special Effects by

A. Klimenko ... special effects designer
V. Sevostyanov ... special effects camera

Camera and Electrical Department

Vadim Murashko ... photographer (as V. Murashko)
Yuriy Nevskiy ... assistant camera (as Yu. Nevskiy)
E. Paramanov ... chief lighting technician
Vladimir Shmyga ... assistant camera (as V. Shmyga)
Evgeniy Shvedov ... camera operator (as E. Shvedov)

Music Department

Raisa Lukina ... music editor (uncredited)

Other crew

N. Boyarova ... script editor
L. Lazarev ... script editor
Lev Lupichev ... consultant: engineering (as L. Lupichev)
I. Shklovskiy ... consultant: science
Keagan Heathers ... digital cinema package (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

The Solaris mission has established a base on a planet that appears to host some kind of intelligence, but the details are hazy and very secret. After the mysterious demise of one of the three scientists on the base, the main character is sent out to replace him. He finds the station run-down and the two remaining scientists cold and secretive. When he also encounters his wife who has been dead for ten years, he begins to appreciate the baffling nature of the alien intelligence. Written by Dan Ellis

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Taglines Let us take you with us to Solaris, planet of mystery, embodiment of man's latent conflict with the unknown. Man, face to face with his conscience, and with his past. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Солярис (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Solaris (United States)
  • Solaris (Europe, English title)
  • Solaris (World-wide, English title)
  • Solaris (United Kingdom)
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  • 167 min
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Budget RUR1,000,000 (estimated)

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Trivia This was the most widely seen of Andrei Tarkovsky's films outside of the Soviet Union. However, Tarkovsky himself reportedly considered it the least favorite of the films he directed. See more »
Goofs At the moment when the station attains zero-gravity, the candlestick passes floating in the air, with the flames burning the same as in earth. Actually, with zero gravity, the fire doesn't go upward, candle flames would rather be spherical and very weak (blue). See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Une journée d'Andrei Arsenevitch (2000). See more »
Soundtracks The Little Organ Book: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - BWV 639 See more »
Quotes Dr. Snaut: Science? Nonsense! In this situation mediocrity and genius are equally useless! I must tell you that we really have no desire to conquer any cosmos. We want to extend the Earth up to its borders. We don't know what to do with other worlds. We don't need other worlds. We need a mirror. We struggle to make contact, but we'll never achieve it. We are in a ridiculous predicament of man pursuing a goal that he fears and that he really does not need. Man needs man!
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