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.

  1. Andrei Tarkovsky

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Stanisław Lem


  3. Fridrikh Gorenshteyn


Top Billed Cast

  1. Donatas Banionis

    Donatas Banionis

    Kris Kelvin

  2. Natalya Bondarchuk

    Natalya Bondarchuk


  3. Jüri Järvet

    Jüri Järvet

    Dr. Snaut

  4. Anatoliy Solonitsyn

    Anatoliy Solonitsyn

    Dr. Sartorius

  5. Nikolay Grinko

    Nikolay Grinko

    Kelvin's Father

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Original Title Солярис

Status Released

Release Information

  • November 11, 1972


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language Russian

Runtime 2h 47m

Budget -

Revenue -



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