Stalker (Criterion Collection)

Stalker (Criterion Collection)

Image (1979)
Drama, Foreign, Mystery
Germany | Russian | Color | 2h 43min
| 1 disc
Region 1

Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections, a man rises in the dead of night: he's a stalker, one of a handful who have the mental gifts (and who risk imprisonment) to lead people into the Zone to the Room, a place where one's secret hopes come true.

Cast View all

Alisa Freyndlikh Zhena Stalkera
Aleksandr Kaydanovskiy Stalker
Anatoliy Solonitsyn Pisatel
Nikolay Grinko Professor
Natasha Abramova Marta / doch Stalkera
Faime Jurno Sobesednitsa Pisatelya
E. Kostin Lyuger / khozyain kafe
Raymo Rendi Patrulnyy politseyskiy
Sergey Yakovlev Professor
Vladimir Zamanskiy Sobesednik Professora po telefonu

Crew View all

Director Andrzej
Writer Andrzej , Arkadiy Strugatskiy, Boris Strugatskiy
Producer Aleksandra Demidova
Photography Georgi Rerberg, Leonid Kalashnikov, Aleksandr Knyazhinskiy
Musician Eduard Artemev


Quantity 1
Seen it
Added Jul 18, 2017
Modified Mar 21, 2019


Bought at July 2017 B&N sale

Disc Features
New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack
New interview with Geoff Dyer, author of Zona: A Book About a Film About a Journey to a Room
Interviews from 2000 with set designer Rashit Safiullin and composer Eduard Artemyev
Interview from the mid-1990s with cinematographer Alexander Knyazhinsky
PLUS: An essay by critic Mark Le Fanu


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