Blu-ray

Hard to Be a God

Street Date:
June 30th, 2015
Movie Release Year:
2013
MPAA Rating:
Unrated
Studio:
Kino International
Length:
170 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Drama, Sci-Fi

Starring:

Gali Abaydulov, Yuriy Ashikhmin, Remigijus Bilinskas

Director:

Aleksey German

Plot Synopsis:

A group of scientists is 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. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God's place? Director's statement Aleksei wanted to make this film his entire life. The road was a long one. This is not a film about cruelty, but about love. A love that was there, tangible, alive, and that resisted through the hardest of conditions.

Technical Specs

  • Blu-ray

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 1.85:1

Audio Formats

  • TBA

Supplements

  • Behind-the-Scenes Documentary
  • Booklet with Director's Statement by Aleksei German and Essays by Alexey German Jr. and Aliza Ma
  • Introduction by co-screenwriter Svetlana Karmalita
  • Trailer