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Petlya Oriona

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Soviet Union  •    •  85m  •    •  Directed by: Vasili Levin.  •  Starring: Leonid Bakshtayev, Gennadi Shkuratov, Anatoliy Mateshko, Vitali Doroshenko, Lyudmila Smorodina, Anatoliy Azo, Givi Tokhadze, Elena Tonunts, Andrey Gradov, Valentin Kulik.  •  Music by: Aleksandr Zatsepin.
    A strange phenomenon has been noticed on the outskirts of our Solar system that quickly approaches the Earth. It's called "Orion's Loop". A spaceship with a crew of people and androids identical to them is sent to intercept the anomaly. But strange events start happening as the spaceship approaches the mysterious loop.

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The best thing you can say about THE ORION LOOP is that it has a fresh feeling of originality to it which comes as a surprise in a world which was mostly full to the brim of ALIEN rip-offs. This one feels more like an avant-garde '60s experimental sci-fi movie in which a spaceship and its crew are dispatched to investigate a strange anomaly in space. What follows is low budget in the extreme, as weird supernatural events play out thanks to basic camera tricks like superimposed faces and the like. The lack of money plays havoc with the director's intentions and like all Russian movies it takes itself a little too seriously, but genre fans may find appeal in the film's freshness and unconventionality.

Review by Leofwine_draca from the Internet Movie Database.

 

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