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Stalker (1979)

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Summary: Near a gray and unnamed city is The Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers.

Genres: Sci-fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Mystery

Country: West Germany, Soviet Union

Directed By: Andrei Tarkovsky

Written By: Andrei Tarkovsky, Arkadi Strugatsky, Boris Strugatsky

Starring: Nikolai Grinko, Anatoli Solonitsyn, Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy, Alisa Frejndlikh, Natasha Abramova, Vladimir Zamansky, Sergei Yakovlev, Faime Jurno, Ye. Kostin, R. Rendi

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I'm beginning to think Tarkovsky just isn't for me. I'm most impressed by films that can address higher-order concepts while still relating them to the established plot and character context. This film gets too lost in esoteric dialogue (neglecting its genuinely interesting plot and characters) to be an effective film. At the same time, I admit perhaps I'm missing some essential je ne sais quoi of Tarkovsky's films and maybe I'll learn to appreciate his works some 15 or so years down the line.
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idealism's last stand in an eden strewn with the clutter of ungranted wishes. may be too overtly allegorical to be his best film, but it's among the medium's most meditative experiences, and the bulk of its fears and dreams and agonies are expressed through composition and actor posture alone.
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It's shot simply & economically, giving it some lengthy shots that manage to make you actually reflect on the scene; nothing feels wasted here. If you let yourself become immersed in the Zone, you'll find something filled with solitude and mystery, and Tarkovsky really reaches some deep parts in us, his audience. It also helps that the set-pieces here bathe the entire film in this beautiful post-apocalyptic tone. Definitely not for everyone, but for me it's an instant classic.
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90T9
A real enigma of a film. It never tries to explain its many mysteries; it leaves it to the viewer to sort out what it's all supposed to mean. It's extremely slow -- sometimes tediously so -- but it never feels like a waste of time. It makes some very unusual and interesting points about faith -- not just religious faith, but faith in oneself, faith in the world, faith in the future, faith in anything.
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78T4
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60T5
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98T10
If the Movie-Gods came down from the skies and told me in my sleep that this was the most intelligent thing ever put to film, I would not be surprised at all.
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90T10
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