‘Stalker’, Andrei Tarkovsky’s second foray into science fiction after ‘Solaris’ is a surreal and disturbing vision of the future. Adapted from Arkady & Boris Sturgatsky’s novel ‘Roadside Picnic’, it has been described as one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. Deep within the Zone, a bleak and devastated forbidden landscape, lies a mysterious room with the power to grant the deepest wishes of those strong enough to make the hazardous journey there. Desperate to reach it, a scientist and a writer approach the Stalker, one of the few able to navigate the Zone’s menacing terrain, and begin a dangerous trek into the unknown.

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Runtime 162 Minutes
Release date 1979