Director: Alexei German
Cast: Aleksandr Ilin, Pyotr Merkuryev, Laura Pitskhelury, Yuri Tsurilo, Leonid Yamolnik
Adapted from the sci-fi novel Hard to be a God (Strugatsky).
Plot: "On another planet, which goes through its middle ages, a group of historians from Earth live pretending to be average people. The main character, known as Don Rumata, is disgusted by cruelties he observes on everyday basis but is prohibited by his superiors from interfering and thus changing the natural course of history of the planet. The only thing the historians have a right to do is to protect and help few individuals who seem to be different from everybody else and can benefit the entire planet through their knowledge and ideas. Rumata has to find one of these people, Budakh, and rescue him from the hands of Don Reba, a grey cardinal ruling for a weak king and later, an insane tyrant." ...
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