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Nostalgia (1983) More at IMDbPro »Nostalghia (original title)

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Andrei Tarkovsky (screenplay) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)
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Release Date:
March 1992 (USA) See more »
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through... See more » | Add synopsis »
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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A Near Masterpiece See more (47 total) »


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Oleg Yankovskiy ... Andrei Gorchakov

Erland Josephson ... Domenico

Domiziana Giordano ... Eugenia
Patrizia Terreno ... Andrei's Wife
Laura De Marchi ... Chambermaid
Delia Boccardo ... Domenico's Wife
Milena Vukotic ... Civil Servant
Raffaele Di Mario
Rate Furlan
Livio Galassi
Elena Magoia
Piero Vida
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Alberto Canepa ... Farmer (uncredited)
Vittorio Mezzogiorno ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Andrei Tarkovsky  (as Andrey Tarkovsky)
Writing credits
Andrei Tarkovsky (screenplay) (as Andrey Tarkovsky) &
Tonino Guerra (screenplay)

Produced by
Manolo Bolognini .... executive producer
Franco Casati .... producer
Renzo Rossellini .... executive producer
Daniel Toscan du Plantier .... producer
Cinematography by
Giuseppe Lanci 
Film Editing by
Erminia Marani 
Amedeo Salfa 
Production Design by
Andrea Crisanti 
Set Decoration by
Mauro Passi 
Costume Design by
Lina Nerli Taviani 
Makeup Department
Iole Cecchini .... hair stylist
Giulio Mastrantonio .... makeup artist
Production Management
Filippo Campus .... production supervisor
Francesco Casati .... production manager
Valentino Signoretti .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Norman Mozzato .... assistant director
Larisa Tarkovskaya .... assistant director (as Larissa Tarkovsky)
Sound Department
Fausto Ancillai .... sound mixer
Luciano Anzellotti .... sound effects
Massimo Anzellotti .... sound effects
Danilo Moroni .... sound mixer
Remo Ugolinelli .... sound
Corrado Volpicelli .... boom operator
Special Effects by
Paolo Ricci .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Giancarlo Battaglia .... assistant camera
Roberto Belli .... gaffer
Bruno Bruni .... still photographer
Luigi Cecchini .... assistant camera
Giuseppe Di Biase .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Roberto Puglisi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Gino Peguri .... music consultant
Other crew
Nestore Baratella .... production accountant
Eutizio Di Salvatore .... script supervisor
Ivana Fedele .... assistant dubbing director
Sergio Fiorentini .... voice dubbing: Erland Josephson
Ilde Muscio .... script supervisor
Filippo Ottoni .... dubbing director
Denis Pekarev .... dubbing consultant
Massimo Perla .... dog trainer
Raffaele Striano .... press attache
Lia Tanzi .... voice dubbing: Domiziana Giordano

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Nostalghia" - Italy (original title)
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125 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This was Andrey Tarkovsky's first film directed outside of the USSR. It was supposed to be filmed in Italy with the support of Mosfilm, with most of the dialogue in Italian. When Mosfilm support was inexplicably withdrawn, Tarkovsky used part of the budget provided by Italian State Television and French film company Gaumont to complete the film in Italy and cut some Russian scenes from the screenplay, while recreating Russian locations for other scenes in Italy.See more »
Andrei Gorchakov:We don't know what madness is. They're troublesome, inconvenient, we refuse to understand them. But they're certainly closer to the truth.See more »
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References Red Desert (1964)See more »


Is there a similar to burning Domenico scene in Tarkovski films?
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37 out of 46 people found the following review useful.
A Near Masterpiece, 19 August 2002
Author: Zach Clark ( from Gilbert, Az

There is a strange feeling that comes over me when I watch a Tarkovsky flick, like I'm seeing a puzzle come together to for a full picture, yet it is of something I cannot fully comprehend. I'm sure this has happened to numerous others while they watch a David Lynch film, or even one of the various mind-bogglers released this past year. But Tarkovsky comes to us with a different approach-an approach that I have not seen from any other director. It is an approach that reminds me of reading a poem. You read it once-you don't comprehend it. You read it again-it seems clearer. It may not be until that third reading that it finally clicks. Tarkovsky's images are not there to keep you puzzled, they all have a meaning and a purpose-you just need to find what that meaning is. It may seem like there is much work involved, and sometimes I would rather work for a film than be bowled over by its tepid scripting and mediocre direction. The one thing you would need, above all, would be patience, because it is not the kind of film to watch half-asleep.

The story, at times, is hard to grasp, number one because it is in subtitles. It follows a Russian poet who is on a research mission in Italy with an Italian interpreter. There, he is haunted by his past: memories of his wife and children. One of the most amazing things I picked up was the subtle use of symbolism. You have to pick the film apart if you wanted to fully understand it, and that is something that I enjoy doing. Tarkovsky leaves much to the mind. Such as the dialogue which is subtle as well, and attention must be paid or you'll miss small but important details. It merely is there to move the story along softly scraping the surface. Otherwise, the images must be analyzed.

The camera shots consist of many slow zooms, slow pans, numerous still shots, and semi-slow motion. Many instances, the camera reveals some amazing imagery that is so perfect, so beautiful that not only the most devout romanticist could appreciate. Actually, the entire film is a series of gorgeous cinematography, I couldn't tell you one shot I didn't like.

The final shot of the film is incredible. Constructed both metaphorically and physically, it shows the poet lying sideways on the ground with the top half of his body propped up with an arm. His dog lies next to him with his head on the ground. The camera pulls back steadily slowly. A house is revealed in the background. The shot pulls out further and the house seems smaller than the poet. When the zoom stops is shows everyone surrounded by tall pillars, like the ruins of a temple. Then it begins to snow, just a little; that image holds for an entire minute, before `To the memory of my mother,' appears on the screen. Puzzling, exhausting, yet beautiful and exhilarating. The film, at many points touches religion and life, mostly without answers. Attempting to find those answers is a task well worth the trouble.

****1/2 out of *****

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