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4.5
10,418 Ratings

Stalker

Сталкер

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky
Soviet Union, 1979
Sci-Fi, Thriller

Synopsis

A man leads an expedition through a dangerous wilderness in search of “the room,” a place that is reputed to be able to fulfill a person’s deepest desires.

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Stalker Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Awards & Festivals

Festival de Cannes

1980 | Winner: Prize of the Ecumenical Jury

Berlin International Film Festival

1981

Locarno International Film Festival

1980

Telluride Film Festival

2012

What are people saying?

  • sodr2's rating of the film Stalker

    everytime theres an awkward silence when im among a group of guys, i remember this film and its not awkward at all

  • Ricardo Branco's rating of the film Stalker

    I rewatched this yesterday at the theater and I have to say it was an even more incredible experience. Stalker it's transcendent as a movie: in its philosophy and in its technique. Tarkovsky makes nature look like magic.

  • José Neves's rating of the film Stalker

    Probably and apart "Andrei Rublev", this remains the most fascinating densely Tarkovsky film, despite the tangential with "Solaris", another magnificent film. In fact, the universe of science fiction is, with this filmmaker, an appeal of an existential and metaphysical combination (in a pictorial-physical form) of the usual dissonance between science and belief, being that an immanence of this one, both substance.

  • Wee Hunk's rating of the film Stalker

    There is a quality to Russian sci-fi that is absent in most Hollywood movies. Interesting ideas. Hollywood would rather amaze you with special effects than do anything that might challenge you mentally.

  • Skinnedteen's rating of the film Stalker

    It truly amuses me how Tarkovsky and the film crew were able to pull this off given the fact that he took a year shooting outdoor scenes, only to find out that their footage was improperly developed and unusable. He re-shot the film, hence the mix of sepia and color footage. On top of that, several people involved in the production including Tarkovsky died due to toxic locations. Truly one of the greatest films ever!

  • El Biffo's rating of the film Stalker

    The people who made this incredible film, one of the greatest films ever, all died as a result; that is, the ones who were in the radioactive zone: Tarkovsky, the 3 male actors who entered the "zone", the photographer, and assistant director. They all died a slow death from cancer within 17 years of making this film. You owe it to yourself to see the masterpiece that these people all gave their lives for.

  • a zul's rating of the film Stalker

    "Let them believe in themselves, let them be helpless like children, because weekness is a great thing, and strengh is nothing. When a man is just born, he is week and flexible, when he dies he is hard and insensitive. When a tree is growing, it's tender and pliant, but when it's dry and hard, it dies. Hardness and strengh are death's companions. Pliancy and weekness are expressions of the freshness of being"

  • joey Noodles's rating of the film Stalker

    Upon rewatching Stalker (with the added benefit of seeing it on the big screen), I've been able to thoroughly reassess my views on it. For a long time I felt this was a hugely overrated piece of work, but no, it's a masterwork, I watched it far too early. The level of profundity and purity Tarkovsky reaches is stunning, an incredibly atmospheric, enigmatic and beautiful film, a colossal film. 5/5