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Director:
Writers:
Stanislaw Lem (novel)
Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 September 1972 (Czechoslovakia) See more »
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Plot:
A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
the dream language See more (243 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Natalya Bondarchuk ... Khari

Donatas Banionis ... Kris Kelvin, psikholog

Jüri Järvet ... Doktor Snaut, kibernetik (as Yuri Yarvet)
Vladislav Dvorzhetskiy ... Anri Berton, pilot
Nikolay Grinko ... Nik Kelvin, otets Krisa Kelvina

Anatoliy Solonitsyn ... Doktor Sartorius, astrobiolog
Olga Barnet ... Mat Krisa Kelvina (as O. Barnet)
Vitalik Kerdimun ... Syn Anri Bertona (as V. Kerdimun)
Olga Kizilova ... 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)
Sos Sargsyan ... Doktor Gribaryan, fiziolog (as S. Sarkisyan)
Yulian Semyonov ... Predsedatel nauchnoy konferentsii (as Yu. Semyonov)
V. Statsinskiy ... Kris Kelvin v yunosti
Valentina Sumenova (as V. Sumenova)
Georgiy Teykh ... Professor Messendzher (as G. Teykh)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Raimundas Banionis ... Kris Kelvin v otrochestve (uncredited)
Artyom Karapetyan ... Frantsuzskiy uchenyy na konferentsii (uncredited)
Vladimir Tatosov ... Doktor Snaut, kibernetik (voice) (uncredited)

Vladimir Zamanskiy ... Kris Kelvin, psikholog (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrei Tarkovsky  (as Andrey Tarkovskiy)
 
Writing credits
Stanislaw Lem (novel "Solaris") (as Stanislav Lem)

Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) (as F. Gorenshteyn) &
Andrei Tarkovsky (screenplay) (as A. Tarkovskiy)

Original 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
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Solaris" - Europe (English title) (imdb display title), International (imdb display title), International (English title) (imdb display title), UK (imdb display title), USA (imdb display title)
"Солярис" - Soviet Union (Russian title)
"Solaris" - Argentina (imdb display title), Mexico (DVD box title), Spain (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Canada (French title) (imdb display title), France (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Brazil (imdb display title), Portugal (imdb display title)
"Σολάρις" - Greece
"Соларис" - Bulgaria (Bulgarian title)
"Solaris" - Poland (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Czechoslovakia (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Belgium (Flemish title) (festival title)
"Solaris" - Italy (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - West Germany (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Yugoslavia (Serbian title) (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Sweden (TV title)
"Solaris" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"Solaris" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Soliaris" - Lithuania (imdb display title)
"Wakusei Solarisu" - Japan (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
167 min | Italy:115 min (unapproved cut)
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Language:
Color:
Black and White (Eastman Double-X Negative Film) | Color (Eastman Color)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:M (DVD rating) | Finland:S | Hong Kong:I | Netherlands:14 (1974) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2016) | USA:PG | USA:TV-G (cable rating) | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In Kris Kelvin's room, it is possible to see an icon painted by Andrei Rublev, the Russian painter who inspired Tarkovsky's Andrey Rublev (1966).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Kris is standing in the rain near the beginning of the film the camera tilts down to the table to show a coffee cup and various other items. The cut to the next shot of Kris shows him to have moved (which seems reasonable as a small amount of time has elapsed) but all the items on the table are now in a different configuration.See more »
Quotes:
Hari:Did you ever think of me?
Kris Kelvin:Only when I was sad.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Tenshi no tamago (1985)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude and Fugue in F minor - BWV 881See more »

FAQ

Who composed the main theme of this film, and what is the name of the piece?
Why is Snaut bandaging his hand?
What is the significance of the water dripping inside?
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75 out of 119 people found the following review useful.
the dream language, 28 January 2003

I don't know any other film which moves me like this film does. The first pictures when Chris moves in and out of the picture, and the water flowing, has the mark of a genius work. And when he wants to taker her dress off, and he has to cut it with scissors, or when he makes her go into the space ship, I don't know any other film which can show the language of our dreams like this film, and the language of mourning. A masterpiece from the master.

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