A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a ...
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The film is set in St. Petersburg, Russia after the Russian revolution of 1917. Based on the eponymous book by Boris Lavrenev. Maj. General Yevgeni Pavlovich Adamov (Popov) was a lawyer in ... See full summary »
A group of scientists are sent to the planet Arkanar to help the local civilization, which is in the Medieval phase of its own history, to find the right path to progress. Their task is a difficult one: they cannot interfere violently and in no case can they kill. The scientist Rumata tries to save the local intellectuals from their punishment and cannot avoid taking a position. As if the question were: what would you do in God's place? Director's statement Aleksei wanted to make this film his entire life. The road was a long one. This is not a film about cruelty, but about love. A love that was there, tangible, alive, and that resisted through the hardest of conditions.Written by
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Phenomenal! Flawless! The 8th wonder! Without saying much, at this moment in time, is the greatest film masterpiece of all time. The story, the brilliant direction, camera-work, editing, visuals, characters; this is what an epic film should be.
It never gets old, no matter how many times i watch it, I find something new without fail. I cannot believe this exists, and how it was made. A great many props and applause for all those that helped in the making of this masterwork of film. It has inspired me more than any other film in my film making process. An absolute wonder of the ages! -Kipp Howard
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