Seven year old Sasha practices violin every day to satisfy the ambition of his parents. Already withdrawn as a result of his routines, Sasha quickly regains confidence when he accidentally ... See full summary »
Like the Russian poet of 'Nostalghia', who, accompanied by his Italian guide and translator, traveled through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer, Andrei ... See full summary »
The Russian poet Andrei Gorchakov, accompanied by guide and translator Eugenia, is traveling through Italy researching the life of an 18th-century Russian composer. In an ancient spa town, he meets the lunatic Domenico, who years earlier had imprisoned his own family in his house for seven years to save them from the evils of the world. Seeing some deep truth in Domenico's act, Andrei becomes drawn to him. In a series of dreams, the poet's nostalgia for his homeland and his longing for his wife, his ambivalent feelings for Eugenia and Italy, and his sense of kinship with Domenico become intertwined.Written by
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At one point, Domenico questions mathematics, displaying that "1+1 not equals 2" with two drops of olive oil. This is a reference to one of Guerra's collaborations with Michelangelo Antonioni, Red Desert. See more »
Don't be afraid of me. It is I who should be afraid of you. You could shoot me. Everybody shoots in Italy!
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Before the end credits: To the memory of my mother. - Andrei Tarkovsky See more »
This is one of the most beautiful movies I have ever seen. The main plot is about a Russian poet who comes to Italy to do some research on a composer. For those who love Action Thrillers: I have to say that this movie is probably not for you. This requires patience and a good deal of thinking. This isn't something you can watch with half your mind on what you're going to buy at the grocery store. What I love the most about this movie, is that you can see the characters thinking. What I find lacking in most movies, is the constant action, constant talking. In Nostalghia, you find yourself immersed in the character's thoughts.
Tarkovsky uses a great deal of visual metaphores as well; you have to pay close attention to what you're watching. It could turn out to be something completely different from what you thought it was to be.
All in all; this isn't something to be watched "lightheartedly". I recommend it to everyone. It truly is a work of art.
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