A group of scientists visits the distant planet Arkanar, and discovers a society still trapped in its own medieval era. Unable to interfere with the course of its history, they can only watch in mounting horror as all sparks of intelligent and independent thought are mercilessly snuffed out by Arkanar's cruel rulers. Will they remain enmired in their squalid existence for ever, or can the visitors subtly nudge the more open-minded in the right direction? Truly, it s hard to be a god.
- Hard to Be a God review by RO
Impressive photography, atmospheric in black and white, but the single camera method gives a headache. I couldn't follow the story no matter how I tried. 2 hours of my life I wont get back.
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Three hours of gore and filth, as wonderful as they sound
- Hard to Be a God review by tr
Love it or hate it (and most - completely understanably - will probably hate it), this is a totally unique and wonderfully realised achievement. It's by turns amusing, bewildering, sickening and overwhelming. To me its uniqueness is part of its appeal, although admittedly I couldn't watch it in one sitting. Yes, it's revolting, but also brilliant in every way. Absolutely worth your time, if you consider yourself a lover of art films and have a reasonably strong stomach.
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- Hard to Be a God review by TB
Without doubt the most completely bonkers film that I’ve ever seen. I haven’t got a clue what or why!! Couldn’t turn it off though as it was so bizarre it puts you in a trance.