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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:
One of the greatest 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 | Taiwan:PG-12 (2017) | 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:
It is quite common to hear this movie compared to 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968). However, Andrei Tarkovsky had not seen that film before shooting 'Solaris'. When he did get round to seeing '2001', he criticised it for being "sterile".See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The camera crew is reflected in the video screen as Chris watches Dr. Gibarian's message.See more »
Quotes:
Kris Kelvin:Don't worry, I won't think you're insane.
Dr. Snaut:Insane? God, you know absolutely nothing. Insane... that would be a blessing.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Lorenz Fractal (2017)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Little Organ Book: Ich Ruf Zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ - BWV 639See more »

FAQ

How did Gibarian die?
Who composed the main theme of this film, and what is the name of the piece?
What is the significance of the water dripping inside?
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96 out of 133 people found the following review useful.
One of the greatest, 17 December 2002
Author: strannik888 from USA

If you compare this movie to the Lem's novel there are a lot of differences. But don't compare them. The novel and movie have their own lives. I personally prefer movie. Tarkovsky is going beyond the limits described by Lem. It is not only the problem of Solaris planet and the relationship between main heroes. Tarkovsky reminds everybody that the origin of our problem is us. And all kind of the most important life keys you can find inside yourselves. The great Swedish director Ingemar Bergman said, that Tarkovsky is in the "room" where I just started to knock. You should see this movie if you want to know what is real you and what you really want. The movie is not the answer, but it is the step to your new understanding of your life.

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