GenreDrama, Sci-Fi Duration CountrySoviet Union
WriterKonstantin Lopushanskiy Release dateJuly 1989 (1989-07) CastViktor Mikhaylov, Vera Mayorova, Vadim Lobanov, Irina Rakshina, Aleksandr Rasinsky Music directorAlfred Schnittke, Viktor Kisin Similar moviesThe Maze Runner, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Insurgent, Terminator Salvation, X-Men: Days of Future Past
A Visitor to a Museum (Russian: Посетитель музея, translit. Posetitel muzeya) is a 1989 Soviet post-apocalyptic drama film directed by Konstantin Lopushansky. It was entered into the 16th Moscow International Film Festival where it won the Silver St. George and the Prix of Ecumenical Jury.
In a post-apocalyptic world (from an unspecified ecological disaster), the population is divided and decimated, including the so-called "degenerates" (mutants deformed as a result of some catastrophic event), and the survivors of the previous civilization. In the depths of the sea exists "the Museum"; it is a place which carries the remains of past civilizations and can only be reached during occasional periods of low tide when the sea becomes a barren desert.
The protagonist of the film is one of the few survivors who has managed to retain the human form and way of thinking.