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Director:
Writers:
Stanislaw Lem (novel)
Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
26 September 1972 (Czechoslovakia) See more »
Genre:
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:
A dream-like examination of love and first contact See more (246 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 Sorarisu" - 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:NRC (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (2006) | 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
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This is over an hour longer than the remake, Steven Soderbergh's Solaris (2002).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During Snouth's birthday party, Chris falls to his knees in front of Hari. The camera clearly shows she is barefoot. In the following long shot, she is wearing shoes.See more »
Quotes:
Kris Kelvin:When I sleep, I know no fear, no hope, no trouble, no bliss, Blessing on him he who invented sleep. The common coin that purchases all things, the balance that levels the shepherd and king, fool and wise. There is only one bad thing about sleep. They say it closely resembles death.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lorenz Fractal (2017)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II: Prelude and Fugue in F minor - BWV 881See more »

FAQ

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157 out of 180 people found the following review useful.
A dream-like examination of love and first contact, 11 March 2001
Author: sowr from Los Angeles, CA

Two truths drive this film: the inadequacy of human-kind to understand the Universe, and the inadequacy of human-kind to understand the human heart.

As such, using Lem's original idea, Tarkovsky successfully, explores these themes.

We are drawn in, through hauntingly beautiful imagery, to the internal struggles of Kris Kelvin as he attempts to understand feelings of love for his suicided wife, who has been mysteriously resurrected, presumably as an attempt by Solaris to communicate, or torture.

Of course Solaris is probably the most original alien ever concocted, (no phone-homes here) and as must be, utterly enigmatic and beyond communication.

Be warned, this film is very long, and sometimes slow, but for those who consider themselves science fiction addicts, it is a must view.

One of the top 5 sci-fi films of all time.

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