Stalker

face of actor
Andrei Tarkovsky
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Monday, Apr 9, 2018

Two men are taken to The Zone – a quarantined area rumored to have an abandoned building with a room inside it in which wishes are granted. But the road there isn’t clear, and even if it were, the path there can never be repeated. If the room is found, it grants only the wish behind the conscious wish, making the journey toward the room an increasingly frightening endeavor as the men inevitably wander hither and yon looking for the correct path and the correct wish. The two men are led by a third, a guide called a stalker who can never make a wish himself and is doomed to live as an outcast, reliving the search for the wishes of others over and over again.

The film is called Stalker, and it will change your life, if you let it. If you like your life as it is, you may want to ease into the films of Andrei Tarkovsky, warming up with, say, with Solaris, a more traditional Sci-Fi film. Then go deep with Stalker!

Michelle H.

Written by Michelle H.

Fun fact: I once knew someone who held the world record for leaning the farthest forward with her feet flat on the floor.