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Solyaris ( Solaris ) (1972) Movie Information

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Sci-Fi, Fantasy





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Andrei Tarkovsky


Jüri Järvet
Sos Sargsyan
Tamara Ogorodnikova
Yulian Semyonov
Donatas Banionis
Natalya Bondarchuk





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A planet appears to have been landed upon by the Solyaris space crew when Kelvin is sent to investigate the strange happenings.

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Chris Kavan 09/12/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This is quite effective and powerful... if you give it time to sink in. A thinking-man's sci-fi (much like 2001) - it can be slow at times but once you realize that's part of the beauty of this film, you come to appreciate it. Great film for sci-fi fans that want a movie that's bit more challenging, and ultimately rewarding, than the usual.

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mitchellyoung 07/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A sci-fi film that is a little slow to get going, but packs an emotional punch by the conclusion. It contains some beautifully constructed shots and is a more thoughtful film than an action-oriented one. Not Tarkovsky's masterpiece, but an effective film nonetheless.

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SIngli6 03/22/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Often coined the USSR's answer to 2001, 'Solyaris' is undoubtedly a masterpiece. In the face of Kubrick's existential space opera, though, it simply is not as impressive a masterpiece. No matter, as 'Solyaris' is still beautifully shot, scored, and acted... and will leave you arguably just as unnerved as ol' Stanley's film had.

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GGauthier 08/10/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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My first Tarkovsky. Awesome. The first 20-30 mins you start to wonder.. "did I choose right?" but, after the whole thing you realize that you can add a new masterpiece to your list. It's very similar to 2001, only that lacks of the epic. Fantastic treatment of our most hidden and profund desires and fears. Is not Tarkvosky's best, but I love sci-fi :0)

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Our Daily Free Stream: Tarkovsky - Solaris (engl. subt.). Wir haben für euch im Laden eine Auswahl ernsthafter Science Fiction Filme aufgestellt. Deshalb gibts heute Solaris. - Die Filme von Andrei Tarkovsky wollen belehren und nicht unterhalten. Oft wird kritisiert, sie seien viel zu lang, doch das trifft nicht den Kern. Tarkovskys Langsamkeit dient dem Zweck, uns etwas runter zu fahren. Die normale Geschwindigkeit unseres Lebens weicht und wir treten ein in seinen Bereich der Meditation. Wir haben die Wahl: Reagieren wir auf seine Langsamkeit gelangweilt oder verdichten wir unsere Eindrücke? Er selbst hält das Kino für eine Hure, dass sich davon befreien muss, überhaupt gegen Entgeld verkauft zu werden. Stellen wir uns also diesen Cowboy mit Schnauzer und Stiefeln vor, diesen grössten P...


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12/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Psychologist Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis) spends his last day on Earth reminisce about his childhood home. Henri Burton (Vladislav Dvorzhetsky), a former space pilot, discloses something out of the ordinary. He mentioned witnessing an over-sized child on the ocean surface of Solaris. The tempo of the storytelling and lack of character development were some of the low-lights of the film. Most extended scenes were not beneficial to the plot. Performances, stunning cinematography, score and acting were really good. Screenplay was gorgeous with the following lines: Dr. Sartorius – “Man was created by Nature in order to explore it. As he approaches Truth he is fated to Knowledge.” Dr. Snaut – “Man needs man!” Kris Kelvin – “The salvation of humanity is in its shame!” Solyaris is we...

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