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Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (1989)

Es ist nicht leicht, ein Gott zu sein (original title)
Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a ... See full summary »

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Peter Fleischmann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Zentara ... Rumata / Anton
Aleksandr Filippenko ... Reba
Hugues Quester ... Suren
Anne Gautier Anne Gautier ... Kyra
Christine Kaufmann ... Okana
Andrei Boltnev ... Budach
Pierre Clémenti ... King
Mikhail Gluzskiy ... Hauk (as Michail Glusski)
Elguja Burduli ... Baron Pampa (as Elgudzha Burduli)
Birgit Doll Birgit Doll ... Anka
Werner Herzog ... Mita / Richard
Regimantas Adomaitis ... Richard Kondor - a historian and scientist
Werner Hess Werner Hess
Thomas Schücke ... John
Arnis Licitis ... Don Ripat
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Another planet in the period of medieval times. An employee of the institute of experimental history from Earth, who is send under the name of noble don Rumata of Estor as a spy with a mission to contact the local resident of the institute, arrives in the city of Arkanar. But the resident perishes under an unlucky attempt to make a palace coup, and Rumata have to take his place as the resident. Soon he meets all the horrors of the medieval society - a peasant war, palace coups, mass executions. To continue to be an indifferent watcher of all these horrors turns out to be simply impossible... Written by Toth-Amon

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18 May 2004 | by HodRuZSee all my reviews

A great European movie, nothing like the Hollywood stereotypes. A few years after the cold war made by people from France and west-Germany and the new Russia. So it has some kind of "pilot character" and is charming. The very famous Strugatzky brothers, well known for their inspiration for "Stalker" by A. Tarkovsky, wrote the book to this movie. (Of course the book is even better). Post-modern people, with possibilities like God confronted with the dark-ages and the moral fight, better than ever seen in Star Trek, that's the stuff the film made with. Just look it and enjoy it, it's far away from main stream. Warning: in the uncut version is more blood and violence than usual for an European movie and even more than a "Schwarzenegger-stealed" watcher would expect.


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Language:

German

Release Date:

7 August 1991 (France) See more »

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Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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1.66 : 1
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