In the distant future, a space traveler from Earth breaks a special law and interferes with the history of another, Medieval-like, planet. Don Rumata, recognized by the locals as a sort of futuristic god, tries to save the local intelligentsia from their punishment. Hard to be a God - Kornel Mundruczo - from monik myle. Because by the end of all the daze and decay, you are completely unaware whether it's Don Rumata, you or the world around that is transformed. All Discussions Screenshots Artwork Broadcasts Videos News Guides Reviews. Hard to Be a God review – art cinema at its most heroically extreme. Some images are part of the play scenery. Reba's militia, referred to as "the Greys", are responsible for the murder of many intellectuals, including scientists and writers. Hard to Be a God (Russian: Трудно быть богом, romanized: Trudno byt' bogom) is a 2013 Russian science fiction art film directed by Aleksei German, based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. This FAQ is empty. Don Rumata tasks himself with finding Budakh, a doctor who has been kidnapped by Don Reba, the tyrannical prime minister of Arkanar. In every possible sense. Hard to Be a God received universal acclaim from English-language and non Russian-language critics. And most likely will not write one ever again. Slavery is rife, and the influence of Reba's Greys turns Arkanar into a police state. Hard to Be a God Hard to Be a God (Russian: Трудно быть богом, romanized: Trudno byt' bogom) is a 1964 science fiction novel by Soviet writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, set in the Noon Universe. [3] The press has also mentioned the alternative title The Carnage in Arkanare,[4] and a film script published under the title "What said the tobacconist from Tobacco Street". Most popular community and official content for the past week. When Rumata returns to his castle, he finds the local area has been taken over by religious zealots in his absence, called "the Blacks", who prove to be just as oppressive as the Greys. Among them, a history teacher tries to contact via letters his missing son. He returns to Reba on peaceful terms and searches the sewers of the castle for Budakh. Shipping and handling. A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. The site's consensus reads: "A sci-fi epic with palpable connections to the present, Hard to Be a God caps director Aleksei German's brilliant filmography with a final masterpiece". 1 On the other hand, for those who want to know God if he is there, he says, "You will seek me and find me; when you seek me with all your heart, I will be found by you." A result which German died just before seeing officially finished and which is now in the form of three hours that took fifteen years in the making.Three Russian hours from 21st century of black-and-white world of past, future, fiction, reality, chaos, mud, blood, vom*t, p*ss and sh*t and yet there is love and even music to be found in the filth of German's Inferno. Based on the eponymous book by Boris Lavrenev. "[10], The location manager and sometimes film blogger Shane Scott-Travis included the film in his list "25 most beautiful films of the 21st century" (ranking it the 17th) in the website of film bloggers Taste of Cinema. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. A grim portrayal of the shift from Paganism to Christianity in medieval central Europe - as a young virgin promised to God is kidnapped and raped by a marauder who her religious father seeks to kill in return. Rumata, Pampa and Budakh escape Reba's castle, but Pampa is shot by archers and killed. Daniel Kasman 29 Jan 2015. Confused by how much German added to the story, the ambiguity, the layers of detail and questions in depth he raised. The road was a long one. Search for "Hard to Be a God" on Amazon.com, Title: Written by Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Director's statement Aleksei wanted to make this film his entire life. Many years later, a single astronaut is sent to the planet and becomes a messiah. Hard to Be a God (Russian: Трудно быть богом, romanized: Trudno byt' bogom) is a 2013 Russian science fiction art film directed by Aleksei German, based on the 1964 novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. Review aggregator site Rotten Tomatoes reports that 95% of critics gave the film a positive review, based on 43 reviews with an average rating of 9.03/10. Rumata attempts to escape, but is ambushed and taken before his rival, Don Reba. A role playing game cleverly combining, adventure, espionage and science-fiction. New Sci-Fi, Horror and Thriller VOD Movie Releases in August 2020, Stop the Punishment! His mission: to protect the very few progressive minds he can get. HARD TO BE A GOD began percolating in German's consciousness in the mid-1960s, and would actively consume him for the last 15 years of his life. Was this review helpful to you? Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. German uses these techniques to envelop the viewer into the world of Arkanar, to make they feel the filthiness and the madness of a world without renaissance and where the intellectuals are persecuted. Later, Rumata meets his friend Pampa, a drunken and washed-up baron. He’s strong, sly and intelligent, he is the most powerful person living in Arkanar, but his well-known world still brings surprises to him. Later, the title was reverted to Hard to Be a God. This is not a film about cruelty, but about love. As if the question were: what would you do in God's place? Through the Holy Spirit, believers receive encouragement, strength to persevere, and reminders of their adoption into the family of God. Use the HTML below. Anton, one of the scientists from Earth, is sent to infiltrate the local populace of the Kingdom of Arkanar and help them progress as a society, although he is forbidden from getting involved with local politics or forcibly interfering with the advancement of technology or culture. In the distant future, a space traveler from Earth breaks a special law and interferes with the history of another, Medieval-like, planet. A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Upon returning to his village, Rumata becomes annoyed when he discovers that Budakh, apparently a great doctor and intellectual, is actually a bumbling fool who is unable to even urinate properly. [9] Ignatiy Vishnevetsky of The A.V. Just drain yo' self:)It was released more than a year ago at festivals, theatrically and on the internet, but is yet due to receive the grand recognition it deserves. Hard to Be a God, to put it succinctly is two parts Andrei Tarkovsky, one part Terry Gilliam and a tiny bit of Idiocracy (2006); though summarizing German's mis en scene through text is completely impossible. Hard to Be a God received universal acclaim from English-language and non Russian-language critics. The film is set in St. Petersburg, Russia after the Russian revolution of 1917. The road was a long one. Don't get me wrong about Chivo Lubezki who I adore, but this is a cinematic achievement way ahead even of its prolific time. This item will ship to United States, but the seller has not specified shipping options. You can thank the Germans (father and son) or the Strugatsky brothers; I choose to thank humanity. Russian provincial town in the middle of the 1930s Stalin's Great Purge. A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse. Why I Walked Out of ‘The Painted Bird’ (Column), Midsommar Trailer: A New Tale of Terror from the Director of Hereditary, The 25 Most Beautiful Movies of the 21st Century. But, to call it a swan song somehow doesn’t fit. But what takes all this to a new-wave level of greatness is Aleksei German's lifelong desire to film it and his magnum final result of a vision where you are almost the main protagonist, you breathe and think and feel and will probably bleed right beside him. [8], Peter Bradshaw in The Guardian newspaper gave it five stars out of five, calling it: "awe-inspiring in its own monumentally mad way" and "beautiful, brilliant and bizarre". Resisted through the Holy Spirit, believers receive encouragement, strength to persevere, and juvenile. Completion for his wife and son ) or the Strugatsky brothers ; I choose to thank humanity 's far. Reba on peaceful terms and searches the sewers of the locals as a of! 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