The Silence Of Dr. Evans

  • 1973
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

Bondarchuk plays a scientist researching a process that will prolong life. He takes a second look at what he is doing after the arrival of three aliens from the planet Oraina. The aliens are shocked by the violence and injustice they have found on Earth. Bondarchuk realizes that before he can prolong life, society must first be improved. He eventually dies,...read more

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Bondarchuk plays a scientist researching a process that will prolong life. He takes a second look at what he is doing after the arrival of three aliens from the planet Oraina. The aliens are shocked by the violence and injustice they have found on Earth. Bondarchuk realizes that before

he can prolong life, society must first be improved. He eventually dies, and the female alien is killed. Her fellow travelers leave Earth with the impression that their visit was premature, because this planet is still primitive. This is an unusual theme for Soviet cinema, but the message is too

simplistic and the moral is driven home with all the subtlety of a sledgehammer. Bondarchuk is better known to American audiences for his direction of two East-West co-productions, WAR AND PEACE (1967) and WATERLOO (1969). Obolenski, in a lesser role, was a real Soviet film veteran. He had

appeared in a 1924 film, THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF MR. WEST IN THE LAND OF THE BOLSHEVIKS, directed by the great film theorist Lev Kuleshov.

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  • Released: 1973
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Bondarchuk plays a scientist researching a process that will prolong life. He takes a second look at what he is doing after the arrival of three aliens from the planet Oraina. The aliens are shocked by the violence and injustice they have found on Earth. B… (more)

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