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Stalker ()


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A guide leads two men through an area known as the Zone to find a room that grants wishes.

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Zhena Stalkera
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Stalker
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Pisatel
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Professor
Natalya Abramova ...
Marta, doch Stalkera (as Natasha Abramova)
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Sobesednitsa Pisatelya (as F. Yurna)
E. Kostin ...
Lyuger, khozyain kafe
Raymo Rendi ...
Patrulnyy politseyskiy (as R. Rendi)
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Professor (uncredited) (voice)
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Sobesednik Professora po telefonu (uncredited) (voice)

Directed by

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Andrei Tarkovsky

Written by

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Arkadiy Strugatskiy ... (novel "Piknik na obochine") &
Boris Strugatskiy ... (novel "Piknik na obochine")
 
Arkadiy Strugatskiy ... (screenplay) &
Boris Strugatskiy ... (screenplay)
 
Andrei Tarkovsky ... (screenplay) (uncredited)
 
Arseniy Tarkovskiy ... (poems)

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Aleksandra Demidova ... executive producer

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Eduard Artemyev ... (as Eduard Artemev)

Cinematography by

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Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy
Georgi Rerberg ... (1977)
Leonid Kalashnikov ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Lyudmila Feyginova

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Tatyana Alekseeva ... assistant editor
Bozhena Maslennikova ... colorist (as T. Maslennikova)
Tatiana Maslennikova ... color grader

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Aleksandr Boym
Andrei Tarkovsky

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Shavkat Abdusalamov ... (uncredited)

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Rashit Safiullin

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Nelli Fomina ... (as Nina Fomina)

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Vitaliy Lvov ... key makeup artist (as V. Lvov)

Production Management

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Tamara Aleksandrovskaya ... assistant production manager (as T. Aleksandrovskaya)
Willie Geller ... production manager (as V. Geller)
Vladimir Mosenkov ... assistant production manager (as V. Mosenkov)
Vera Vdovina ... assistant production manager (as V. Vdovina)

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Arayk Agoronyan ... trainee assistant director (as A. Agoronian)
Mariya Chugunova ... assistant director (as M. Chugunova)
Larisa Tarkovskaya ... assistant director
Evgeniy Tsymbal ... assistant director

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A. Merkulov ... construction coordinator
Evgeniy Tsymbal ... property assistant
Jean-Michel Folon ... poster designer: France (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Vladimir Sharun ... sound

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Sergey Bessmertniy ... second camera technician
Nonna Fudim ... camera operator
Ivan Gekoff ... steadicam operator
Lev Kazmin ... electrician
Vadim Murashko ... still photographer (as V. Murashko)
Sergei Naugolnykh ... camera operator (as S. Naugolnykh)
Grigory Verkhovsky ... assistant camera
Sergei Zajtsev ... assistant camera

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Arvo Iho ... location scout: Estonia (uncredited)
Oskar-Martin Vedru ... location manager: railroad-specific scenes (uncredited)

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Emin Khachaturyan ... conductor
Raisa Lukina ... music editor

Script and Continuity Department

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Anatoliy Stepanov ... script supervisor

Additional Crew

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Olegar Fedoro ... body double: Aleksandr Kajdanovsky
Konstantin Lopushanskiy ... production assistant
Mickey Cottrell ... publicist (uncredited)
Arvo Iho ... production assistant: Andrei Tarkovsky (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

In a small, unnamed country there's an area called the Zone. It's an unusual area, and within its a place known as the Room, where it's believed wishes are granted. The government declared The Zone a no-go area and have sealed it off. This hasn't stopped people from entering the Zone. A writer, and a professor, want to reach the Zone. Their guide - a man known as a stalker, has a special relation with the Zone. Written by grantss

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Also Known As
  • Сталкер (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • 潜行者 (China, Mandarin title)
  • Stalker: La zona (Argentina)
  • İz Sürücü (Turkey, Turkish title)
  • Сталкер (Ukraine)
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Runtime
  • 162 min
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Budget RUR6,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The Zone of the film was inspired by a nuclear accident that took place near Chelyabinsk in 1957. Several hundred square kilometers were polluted by fallout and abandoned. There was no official mention of this "forbidden zone" at the time. See more »
Goofs At about 23 minutes, when Stalker, writer and professor are driving in their car they have to hide for a motorcyclist. In the scene the motorcyclist comes from the right. From an opposite angle of view, he still comes from the right, where it should have been from the left. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Distant (2002). See more »
Soundtracks La Marseillaise See more »
Quotes Stalker: May everything come true. May they believe. And may they laugh at their passions. For what they call passion is not really the energy of the soul, but merely friction between the soul and the outside world. But, above all, may they believe in themselves and become as helpless as children. For softness is great and strength is worthless. When a man is born, he is soft and pliable. When he dies, he is strong and hard. When a tree grows, it is soft and pliable. But when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strength are death's companions. Flexibility and softness are the embodiment of life. That which has become hard shall not triumph.
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