To investigate the life of Russian composer Pavel Sosnovsky, Andrei Gorkachov (Oleg Yankovsky) goes to Italy, where Sosnovsky resided before his suicide. Joining Gorkachov on his journey through Tuscany is his interpreter, Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano), who develops an interest in her client that is more than professional. Meanwhile, Gorkachov is beset by powerful feelings of homesickness as he wanders through the ruins of the countryside and meets a doomsaying mystic (Erland Josephson).
Director: Andrei Tarkovsky
Writer: Tonino Guerra and Andrei Tarkovsky
Producer: Manolo Bolognini, Franco Casati, Renzo Rossellini and Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Cast: Oleg Yankovsky, Domiziana Giordano, Erland Josephson, Delia Boccardo, Laura De Marchi, Patrizia Terreno, Milena Vukotic and Alberto Canepa