Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »
In a small, unnamed country there is an area called the Zone. It is apparently inhabited by aliens and contains the Room, where in it is believed wishes are granted. The government has declared The Zone a no-go area and have sealed off the area with barbed wire and border guards. However, this has not stopped people from attempting to enter the Zone. We follow one such party, made up of a writer, who wants to use the experience as inspiration for his writing, and a professor, who wants to research the Zone for scientific purposes. Their guide is a man to whom the Zone is everything, the Stalker.Written by
Many movie experts and fans have theorized that the movie is based on The Wizard of Oz (1939), since both switch from sepia tones to full color as soon as the mythical place (Oz and the Zone) is reached. Both films also feature a destination where wishes may be granted. Director Andrei Tarkovsky has never spoken out about these similarities. About the nature of the Zone, he said in 1979 that "the viewer may doubt the existence of the Zone, regard it as myth or a joke... or even as something made up by our hero". See more »
This movie is so strange. When i saw it, i realized that it was beautiful, that it was really good. but what really fascinates me is that some of the pictures and emotions i experienced in the movie keep reappearing afterwards. They haunt me so to say and i've got an incredible urge to watch the movie again. I've never experienced this so vividly and uncontrollable. Normally it's you who "summon" the pictures and feelings from the movie when you find cues (feelings/pictures) to it in your environment.
But this movie just keeps appearing without no obvious reason at all, filling you with feelings and beautiful images out of the blue.
See it and make up your own mind, could be i'm just on the verge of going mad after all ;)
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