The film is based on the science-fiction novel "A Picnic on the Roadside" by Russian sci-fi writers, the brothers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Stalker is the man who knows a lot about the system of obstacles and traps in the Zone. He knows the way to the coveted room where any wish may come true. To find this room is the goal of Writer and Professor. The writer hopes to find inspiration there, the professor dreams of making a discovery. Led by the Stalker, they finally reach the room... But will they be able to enter it? And what will the path of self-knowledge lead to? The Andrei Tarkovsky film does not offer definitive answers.
Quoted in the film are the verses by poets Fyodor Tyutchev and Arseny Tarkovsky, the director's father.
Luchino Visconti Prize for Andrei Tarkovsky at the David Donatello Competition in Italy, 1980;
Special Jury Prize (Interfilm and OSIK) at the Cannes IFF, 1980;
FIPRESCI Prize at the Cannes IFF, 1981;
Special Ecumenical Jury Prize for Off-Competition Films at the Cannes IFF, 1982
Photographs and filmografies of the cast and crew members;
Interview with photography director A. Knyazhinsky;
Interview with production designer R. Safiullin;
Interview with composer E. Artemiev;
Fragment from A. Tarkovskys diploma work, "The Streamroller and the Violin";
Documentary about A. Tarkovskys house, "Memory";
One of Tarkovsky great films. If you,re a lover of Tarkovsky this is one not to be missed. Saw it some time ago and its great to see it again. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Dela
An in-depth analysis of mankinds longings, religion and purpose in the big scheme of things, or three geezer's knocking around a barren wasteland on a wet Sunday afternoon. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jaffa
“The film [Stalker] needs to be slower and duller at the start so that the viewers who walked into the wrong theatre have time to leave before the main action starts. Read morePublished 5 months ago by starlightspacelab
Brilliant - bought as a present for my son as it's his favourite film. Fast delivery at an excellent price. Thank you.Published 9 months ago by Lynn M
Not what you thought. This is a first rate novel which ....... Nope. I won't tell you! Buy it and read it. Read morePublished 9 months ago by The Blackwidow Cconsultancy
Andrey Tarkovsky hit a personal and artistic high with Mirror (1974), a film now widely accepted as one of the peaks of cinema. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Film Buff
A very slow paced movie. You have to be very patient when watching Tarkovsky's film, Stalker is no exception. Read morePublished 12 months ago by ipjackie