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Kierkegaard pp 165-170 | Cite as

Postscript: ‘Taking Notice’/On Tarkovsky’s Sacrifice

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Abstract

Alexander, the hero of Tarkovsky’s film Sacrifice, picks up a dry tree branch from the ground, sticks it in a cliff and starts narrating the following story to his son:

Once, you know … an elder in a monastery … also stuck a dry tree into a mountain … He commanded his novice, Ioann … to water this tree every day, until it came to life … Each morning Ioann would set off uphill with his bucket of water … so it went for three whole years. And then, one fine day, he ascended the mountain and saw: the tree was completely covered – every inch – with flowers. (Tarkovsky, 1999, p. 516)

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Regulative Principle Everyday Routine Magical Power Large Bucket Genuine Question 
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© Vasiliki Tsakiri 2006

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