Solaris

May 18, 2015 at 1:16 am (8 Heads, Solaris) (, , , , , )

Solaris – 1972 – Russia

A psychologist travels to a research station on an ocean planet to investigate bizarre reports from the station’s scientists. He finds the station in disarray, and the disturbed scientists offer only cryptic warnings. The psychologist discovers why when he is visited by his deceased wife. She is actually a simulacrum (apparently made from neutrinos), who is utterly convincing aside from her imperfect memories (and the fact that she revives when killed). The scientists suggest that the ocean planet is an intelligent being, and the simulacrum is an attempt at communication. The psychologist begins a romance with the simulacrum, which of course must end in strange tragedy.

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