VII Science & Technology Film Festival
20–29 October 2017
Inquest of Pilot Pirx
USSR – Poland
The story goes as follows. UNESCO decides to evaluate a new technological invention and entrusts this important mission to spaceship pilot Pirx, who has a reputation of a respected and uncorrupted individual. With a mixed crew consisting of robots and humans, Pirx must take a dangerous flight to the rings of Saturn in order to test his crew in extreme conditions. During the voyage, Pirx tries to identify the robots among the crew members, but it turns out to be harder than he thought...
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