Hard to be a God

Directed by Aleksei Yuryevich German

Year: 2013
Running Time: 177
Color Type: B&W
Country: Russia
Language: Russian
Genres: Fantasy
Shop Home Video

Hard to be a God

Cast
Leonid Yarmolnik
Dmitriy Vladimirov
Laura Lauri

Crew
Directed by Aleksei Yuryevich German


When legendary Russian auteur Aleksei German died in 2013, he left behind this extraordinary final film, a phantasmagoric adaptation of the revered sci-fi novel by the Strugatsky brothers (authors of the source novel for Tarkovsky'sStalker). Hard to be a God began percolating in German's consciousness in themid-1960s, and would actively consume him for the last 15 years of his life. Hebrought the film close enough to completion for his wife and son to apply thefinishing touches immediately after his passing. Taking place on the planetArkanar, which is in the midst of its own Middle Ages, the film focuses on DonRumata (Leonid Yarmolnik), one of a group of Earth scientists who have beensent to Arkanar with the proviso that they must not interfere in the planet's politicalor historical development. Treated by the planet's natives as a kind of divinity,Don Rumata is both godlike and impotent in the face of its chaos and brutality.

Hi-Res Poster

Trailer Embed Code

Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu. Interested in bringing Hard to be a God to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please visit our site or contact Estelle Grosso at EDU@kinolorber.com or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.

To read more about Kino Lorber Edu's terms of use and ordering information, visit Kino Lorber Edu.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 25 2020 at 9:15am
RT' @FilmLinc': "Martin Eden would have made for an interesting watch at any point in time, but it is uncannily poignant in this moment, when…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 25 2020 at 9:13am
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming Soon! Brand New 4K Restoration! Illustrious Corpses (1976) Starring Lino Ventura, Max Von Sydow, Fernando Rey,…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 9:17pm
RT' @JessMcGrath1': Super cool of' @KinoLorber' to offer up some free films on #KinoNow for its 1 year anniversary. I started with VARIETY (‘83…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 9:16pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': 14 out of the 15 films on this PopMatters list are KLSC releases!' https://t.co/Wz1qEpt9ZL'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 4:40pm
RT' @TheFilmStage': For a limited time,' @KinoLorber' is offering free virtual screenings of 'Dawson City: Frozen Time,' 'Beanpole,' 'It Felt L…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 2:37pm
“A masterpiece... see it any way you can.” –' @vulture' MARTIN EDEN is now playing in select theaters and virtual ci…' https://t.co/yCU48S3VJ2'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 2:35pm
RT' @AFISilver': #NowPlaying: new #4K restoration of NATIONTIME, #WilliamGreaves' timeless & timely documentary on the 1972 National Black Po…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 11:00am
"Greaves captures the energy of the event... as well as the effect their speeches have on the attendees. Their word…' https://t.co/81pQ5gYUtn'
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 24 2020 at 12:32am
RT' @RebeccaPahle': You CAN and SHOULD watch these free movies on KinoNow right now. (Or by Nov 15, w/e w/e.) Metropolis! Variety! The Hitch-…
'@KinoLorber' on Oct. 23 2020 at 8:08pm
RT' @nabeelonfilm': me: i watched martin eden (2020) for the plot the plot:' https://t.co/8t5Eiw1i8J'
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing dninh@kinolorber.com or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: edu@kinolorber.com