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FILM: Pilot Pirx's inquest

19 sept.

Stanislaw Lem Film Retrospection

Titre original: Test pilota Pirxa, USSR/PL, 1979, drama sf, 95 min. Version RU, subtitles ENG

Director: Marek Piestrak, Writers: Stanislaw Lem (short story " Pilot Pirx's inquest"), Marek Piestrak (adaptation), Casts: Sergei Desnitsky, Boleslaw Abart, Vladimir Ivashov

Start: 19h00, free entry


The movie is about "finite nonlinears," robots that closely resemble human beings but are even more perfect than humans. They are intended to eventually replace human beings in space flights. Somewhat apprehensive about their usefullness, the United Nations sets up a space flight to determine their reactions to the human beings who also make up the crew. Pirx is selected as a commander of the flight, although the identity of the robots is not revealed to him...