Alexander, a journalist and former actor and philosopher, tells his little son how worried he is about the lack of spirituality of modern mankind. In the night of his birthday, the third world war breaks out. In his despair Alexander turns himself in a prayer to God, offering him everything to have the war not happen at all. Written by
Gert de Boer
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The film uses long takes more often than in Tarkovsky's previous films. See more
Come here and give me a hand, my boy.
Before end credits: "This film is dedicated to my son Andriosha - with hope and confidence. Andrei Tarkovskij" See more
Referenced in R.E.M.: This Film Is On
Nezasa No Shirabe
Performed by Watazumido-Shuso (Hotchiku flöjt)
The Everest Record Group 3289 See more