Hard to Be a God

Hard to Be a God ★★★★½

Still kind of shocked this is getting any sort of release at all, which from what I've heard under the radar is more of the fault of its producers than a lack of interest from various parties. Here's my review from Cannes to help convince you to go see it.

I've recently read the book it's based on, which is kind of like the Soviet Communist version of Dumas's The Three Musketeers. German was obviously going to make a loose adaptation, but I'm glad it mostly excised the silly characterizations for something more direct and tangible. Anyways, if you tell me where any of the crew of this movie was possibly standing at any moment, please do, because the effect of a 360 degree reality here is astonishing.

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