Evading armed patrols, Stalker (Aleksandr Kajdanovsky) leads Professor (Nikolai Grinko) and Writer (Anatoli Solonitsyn) across The Zone in order to find The Room, which supposedly has the power to grant heartfelt wishes.
Seminal feature from Tarkovsky, the master of atmosphere and multi-functional allegory is truly affecting, as well as fodder for countless film studies curricula.
Reviewed by David Parkinson
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