The protagonist (Alexander Kaidanovsky) works in an unnamed location as a "Stalker" leading people through the "Zone", an area in which the normal laws of physics do not apply and remnants of seemingly extraterrestrial activity lie undisturbed among its ruins. The Zone contains a place called the "Room", said to grant the wishes of anyone who steps inside. The area containing the Zone is shrouded in secrecy, sealed off by the government and surrounded by ominous hazards.
|author||Andrei Tarkovsky Arkady Strugatsky Boris Strugatsky|
|genre||drama science fiction|
|keywords||breaking the fourth wall build deform directly to the camera drink fall fear of losing fyodor tyutchev lose nobel prize psychokinesis railroad speeder railway work car read surround travel|
|producer||line producer unit production manager|
|theme||art avant-garde and experimental dystopian religion science fiction drama transport|