Trudno byt bogom 2013
A group of scientists travel from Earth to study a planet and its inhabitants. The planet is nearly identical to Earth except that the people living on this planet are behind, both culturally and technologically, Earth by around 800 years. On this planet a movement similar to the Renaissance has been suppressed, with anyone considered to be an intellectual brutally murdered and, as a result, the people are still living in the Dark Ages. One of the scientists is assigned to infiltrate the populace, disguised as a nobleman named Don Rumata, though he is under strict rules not to interfere in the politics of the society or engage in any kind of violence towards the people.

Legendary Russian sci-fi authors Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (whose Roadside Picnic was filmed as Stalker by Andrei Tarkovsky) wrote the source novel, and adapting it was director Aleksei German s dream project for decades. It would take six years of shooting, a further six of post-production and a posthumous premiere before his masterpiece was finally unveiled.

But masterpiece it is: a visually astonishing, almost tactile recreation of an unnervingly recognisable alternative universe, drenched in blood, mud and the tears of the oppressed.

Director: Aleksey German
Cast: Natalya Moteva, Aleksandr Chutko, Evgeniy Gerchakov, Leonid Yarmolnik, Yuriy Tsurilo
Country: Russia
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 02:50:07 | 6.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

Download Hard to Be a God / Trudno byt bogom / Трудно быть Богом (2013) DVD9:

BD50 | 1080p AVC | 02:57:36 | 45.8 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English

-- Making Of (44:36) is an intense journey of career, philosophy, and time itself with Aleksei German, who walks the viewer through his thoughts on life and cinema. A discussion of the director's illnesses is offered, and some valuable behind-the-scenes footage is included.
-- Introduction (29:55) with co-screenwriter Svetlana Karmalita is captured during a special Parisian program devoted to the films of German.
-- Theatrical Trailer (1:55).

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