A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar, where the civilization is stuck in the darkest Medieval times. It’s a dirty and brutal land, where one of the researchers is taken for the illegitimate son of God. Aesthetically astonishing, Hard to Be a God is the epic adaptation of the novel by the Strugatsky brothers, shot and edited over more than a decade.
Actor and director, he made films like Trial on the Road (71), My Friend Ivan Lapshin (84) and Khrustalyov, My Car! (98). He died in 2013, during the final editing phase of Hard to Be a God.