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Solaris (1972)

Solaris (1972)

Perhaps the best science fiction move made after 2001. Deliberately slow, so as to confuse the Soviet censor, the affected pace increases the claustrophobic feeling induced by watching the 4 main protagonists in fear for their minds.

And why are they so afraid? Because the planet Solaris, which they orbit, holds a giant living ocean, one that appears to be able to create any person found in their subconsciousnesses. For the main character, this means a re-introduction to his dead wife - a woman who commited suicide because of him.

The ending of this movie gets me everytime. Even thinking about it makes the spine quiver with delight.