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On the Silver Globe (1988)

Na srebrnym globie (original title)
A team of astronauts land on an inhabitable planet and form a society. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah.

Director:

Andrzej Zulawski

Writers:

Andrzej Zulawski, Jerzy Zulawski (books)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrzej Seweryn ... Marek
Jerzy Trela ... Jerzy
Grazyna Dylag Grazyna Dylag
Waldemar Kownacki
Iwona Bielska
Jerzy Gralek
Elzbieta Karkoszka
Krystyna Janda ... The Actress
Maciej Góraj
Henryk Talar
Leszek Dlugosz Leszek Dlugosz
Jan Frycz ... (as Andrzej Frycz)
Henryk Bista
Wieslaw Komasa
Jerzy Golinski Jerzy Golinski
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Storyline

A small group of cosmic explorers, including a woman, leaves Earth to find freedom and start a new civilization. They do not realize that within themselves they carry the end of their own dream. They eventually die one by one, while their children revert to a primitive native culture, creating new myths and a new god. Some time later, a space bureaucrat, running from a broken heart, arrives and finds the colonizer's descendants enslaved by bird-monsters called Cherns. Society is divided into numerous classes, and everyone is waiting for the arrival of a messiah. The newcomer is considered a suitable candidate, and for some time he lives as a god. In the end he is crucified by his people. Written by Polish Cinema Database <http://info.fuw.edu.pl/Filmy/>

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Certificate:

Unrated
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Country:

Poland

Language:

Polish

Release Date:

10 February 1989 (Poland) See more »

Also Known As:

On the Silver Globe See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zespól Filmowy "Kadr" See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Orwochrome)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Andrzej Zulawski began filming after the success of _L'Important c'est d'aimer (1975)_, completing around three-quarters of film before the Polish ministry of culture halted production in 1978. After the democratization of Poland in 1986 Zulawski completed the film. Because production was interrupted from 1978 until 1986, the final film was released in an "amputated" form, with voice-over narration covering missing scenes. See more »

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The English language version features a singular voice-over description of the action and dialogue; it isn't dubbed or subtitled, but it is the full version - 166 minutes. See more »

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Important Sci-Fi film seen by few !
23 February 2005 | by NateManDSee all my reviews

It's difficult to describe the film The Silver Globe to the average person. Many people describe it as being similar to Jodorowsky's unfinished Dune project. The version I found had no subtitles, so I had to guess what was happening, but that didn't bother me since it was unlike any film I had seen. The movie takes place in a post apocalyptic future that has almost been destroyed by man. People decide to start over, and they build a village on the moon and choose a leader. They're are many disturbing and unforgettable images of people shouting at the brink of their sanity, bizarre bird creatures and a brutal crucifixion scene on a cross that's almost 100 ft high. There is one scene where people are in the air with poles stuck up them, the poles are almost a couple stories high. (Hard to describe but think of the impalement scene in Cannibal Holocaust 100 ft. in the air) The movie has some of the most amazing cinematography and insane camera angles. Fan's of directors like Jodorowsky, Tarkovsky and David Lynch won't be disappointed.


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