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A psychologist is sent to a space station orbiting a planet called Solaris to investigate the death of a doctor and the mental problems of cosmonauts on the station. He soon discovers that the water on the planet is a type of brain which brings out repressed memories and obsessions.

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Directed by

Andrei Tarkovsky

Written by

Andrei Tarkovsky (Screenplay)
Stanisław Lem (Novel)
Fridrikh Gorenshteyn (Screenplay)
N. Boyarova (Script Editor)
L. Lazarev (Script Editor)

Runtime

167 minutes

Country

Russia

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

space travel extraterrestrial technology 1970s hallucination russian subconsciousness astronaut loss of sense of reality soviet

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