About

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 draw...

8.1
98
Directed by

Andrei Tarkovsky

Written by

Andrei Tarkovsky (Screenplay)
Tonino Guerra (Screenplay)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

Italy, Soviet Union

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

dream italy madness memory crisis water immolation

Lists

#365 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?