- 161 min
- Directed by: Andrei Tarkovsky
- Written by: Arkadi Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky
- Cast: Alexander Kaidanovsky, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Nikolai Grinko
- Language: Russian
Tarkovsky's adaptation of the Strugatsky novel about the aftermath of an alien visitation. The stalker is a man who is prepared to act as a guide through the contaminated area, but the director uses the Zone as a locale of very human desires and projections. Visually splendid and intellectually provocative, Stalker is one of Tarkovsky's most accessible films.
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Reviews & features
Q&A: Geoff Dyer on new book Zona at 2012 Edinburgh International Book Festival2 Aug 2012
Dyer sets out to unlock Andrew Takovsky's Stalker in new book
Give us five words to describe Zona? My thoughts on Tarkovsky’s film Stalker [Ed: OK, that’s six, but we’ll let Geoff off]. Which author should be more famous than they are now? John Jeremiah Sullivan who wrote Pulphead. He is a great stylist and…
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