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One of Andrei
Tarkovsky’s (Solaris, The Sacrifice) most acclaimed films, Stalker is an
unforgettable film experience that evokes the spiritual lucidity of Carl Dreyer
and the unbridled imagination of Phillip K. Dick.
Since its release in
1979, Stalker has inspired filmmakers as diverse as David Lynch and Steven
Spielberg and ensnared audiences in a labyrinth of striking imagery revealing
the familiar in the strange, the poetic in the disturbing and the mythic in the
the near future, an unseen alien force has taken possession of an area of
Russian wilderness that authorities have dubbed The Zone. The only thing known
for sure about the region is that few who enter it ever return.
Led by a
Stalker, one of a small group of outlaws able to safely navigate the Zone, a
renegade scientist and a cynical, burnt-out writer penetrate the dangers outside
in search of the power and transcendence rumored to exist inside.
Stalker longs to un-do a mysterious physical transformation the Zone has
performed on his young daughter.
The scientist will risk anything to see
that reason triumphs over faith. The writer seeks a germ of inspiration that the
crumbling and corrupt world beyond the Zone no longer provides.
Together, these three men become desperate pilgrims walking a desolate
trail leading to one of the most enigmatic and tantalizing endings in the
history of cinema.
A haunting and honest meditation on the intersection
of science, feeling, and faith, Stalker is both profoundly unsettling and deeply
moving. –Kino Video
Cast: Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Alisa
Frejndlikh, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko
Cannes: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlinale, Locarno (Out of
Competition), Telluride (Guest Director Geoff
About this movie
Title: Stalker (1979)
Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
Date of birth: 4 April 1932, Zavrazhe, Ivanono, Russia
Date of death: 28 December 1986, Paris, France
Writing credits: Arkadi Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
Music: Eduard Artemyev
Country: West Germany | Soviet Union
Color: Black and White | Color
Runtime: 163 min.
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