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Inquest of Pilot Pirx (1978)

Original title: Navigaator Pirx

Based on the story "The Investigation" by Stanislaw Lem

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Feature film | Thriller | Science fiction Duration 94:27

Developing androids has theoretically reached the point where these could be mass-produced. It must be tested first whether androids can be preferred to human beings since robots are free from human weaknesses. In order to prove this, navigator Pirx must complete a space flight together with a crew where there are robots among human beings, in order to get the neutral evaluation of everyone's abilities. However, It turns out during the flight that even robots don't want to become mass-produced items and the moment the perfect android goes against its creator, human beings will have nothing else to rely on ...

Director: Marek Piestrak

Keywords: speeding with the car | experiment | human psychology | human rights | pursuing | suspicions | court session | commander | cosmonauts | space | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller, Science fiction
Text / Dialogue Russian
Dubbing Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 94:27


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Director Marek Piestrak
Screenwriter Marek Piestrak
Cinematographer Janusz Pawłowski
Art Director Jerzy Sniezawski | Viktor Žilko
Costume Designer Helve Halla | Alicja Wasilewska
Composer Arvo Pärt
Sound Designer Aleksander Golebiowski
Editor Ewa Szulc
Content Editor Ilmar Taska
Writer of Adapted Work Stanislaw Lem
Managing Director Karl Levoll | Edward Kłosowicz

First releases

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  • in cinema: 21.07.1980, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 26.05.1979, Varssavi, Poland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Trieste Science Fiction (Italy), 1979, Grand Prix "Kuldne Asteroid"

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm