Synopsis: Dr. Gibarian, part of a team at a space station studying Solaris, makes an urgent and self-described bizarre video request to his friend, civilian psychiatrist Dr. Chris Kelvin, to come to the station to deal with an unspecified phenomenon aboard, that phenomenon with which Chris' experience and background may be able to explain and solve. Chris learns that his trip is sanctioned by the space program as a security force had been sent to the station to investigate, that security team which is now missing. When Chris arrives at the station, he finds only two surviving team members, Drs. Gordon and Snow (Dr. Gibarian committed suicide), who are both acting nervously. Chris also finds two unexpected people there, the first, who Chris only sees fleetingly, being Dr. Gibarian's adolescent son Michael, and the second being Chris' deceased wife, Rheya. Chris and Rheya had a passionate relationship in all its good and bad before she committed suicide. Apparently, these appearances of loved ones
Director(s): Steven Soderbergh
Production: 20th Century Fox
  2 wins & 11 nominations.
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99 min

and, um...

Dr Gordon won't let you in her room.

Can you tell me what's happening here?

I could tell you what's happening,

but, uh...

I don't know if that'd

really tell you what's happening.

I just wanna talk to you.

You have to give me your word

you won't try to come in.

All right.


- What happened to Gibarian?

- Didn't you talk to Snow?

- I wanted to hear your version.

- There isn't any version.

He killed himself.

Why haven't you come home?

What happened here?

What did you find?

- Who are you representing?

- I'm the last effort to recover this mission,

before they abandon this ship

and everyone on board.

Until it starts happening to you,

there's really no point in discussing it.



- Who else is here?

- Who else is here?

I saw a boy.

Gibarian's son.

- Michael.

- How is that possible?

I think that's why you're here.

I want a formal interview with you

and Gordon. I'll need your help with her.

Yeah. All right.


How much sleep do you need, Kelvin?

- How much sleep?

- Yeah.

- How long can you go without sleep?

- Depends.


when you do go to sleep,

I find I sleep much better

with the door locked.

I was with the project when it was

still with NASA, before it was sold to DBA.

I was trained in physics.

I was sent here to assess

the economic potential of Solaris.

Whether or not it was a viable commercial

property or possible energy source.

I was still compiling data

when this shit started happening.

Did you run any tests

on the food, air, water?

I checked it 50 times. There are no signs of

contaminants or psychotropic compounds.

How about you? How are you doing?


Along with bouts of hypomania

and primary insomnia.

Suggestions of agoraphobia,

obsessive-compulsive disorder,

shock, fatigue, denial...

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Steven Soderbergh

Steven Andrew Soderbergh (/ˈsoʊdərbɜːrɡ/; born January 14, 1963) is an American film producer, director, screenwriter, cinematographer and editor. His indie drama Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and became a worldwide commercial success, making the then-26-year-old Soderbergh the youngest director to win the festival's top award. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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