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 cottage burnt down while the film jammed in the camera and the crew could not reload with new in time, hence it had to be reconstructed and burnt a second time. 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 Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
"Locklåtar från Dalarna och Härjedalen"
Performed by Elin Lisslass, Karin Edvards Johansson, Tjugmyr Maria Larsson, o.a.
SR Records RELP 5017 See more