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Hard to Be a God

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Original title
Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (Hard to Be a God)
Year
Running time
119 min.
Country
Germany - West Germany (FRG) Germany - West Germany (FRG)
Director
Screenwriter
Jean-Claude Carrière, Peter Fleischmann, Boris Strugatsky (Novel: Arkadi Strugatsky)
Music
Jürgen Fritz
Cinematography
Jerzy Goscik, Pavel Lebeshev, Klaus Müller-Laue
Cast
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Producer
Co-production Germany - West Germany (FRG)-Soviet Union (USSR)-France; B.A. Produktion / Garance / Hallelujah Films / Mediactuel / Sovinfilm / Studio Dowschenko Kiew / Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)
Genre
Sci-Fi. Adventure. Drama
Synopsis / Plot
Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar. But the resident perishes under an unlucky attempt to make a palace coup, and Rumata have to take his place as the resident. Soon he meets all the horrors of the medieval society - a peasant war, palace coups, mass executions. To continue to be an indifferent watcher of all these horrors turns out to be simply impossible...
Awards
1990: Sitges Fantasy Film Festival: Best Screenplay, Soundtrack
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