Hard to Be a God (1989 film)

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Hard to Be a God
Directed by Peter Fleischmann
Written by Jean-Claude Carrière
Starring Werner Herzog
Alexander Philippenko
Edward Żentara
Music by Hans-Jürgen Fritz
Cinematography Jerzy Goscik
Pavel Lebeshev
Klaus Müller-Laue
Edited by Marie-Josée Audiard
Christian Virmond
Release date
Running time
119 min.
Country Soviet Union
West Germany
Language German

Hard to Be a God (German: Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein, Russian: Трудно быть богом) is a joint USSR-Germany science fiction film directed by Peter Fleischmann released in 1989, based on the novel of the same name by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.

Grant Stevens performed the title song, while the rest of the musical score was written and played by Hans-Jürgen Fritz, ex-keyboardist for the German progressive rock band Triumvirat. .

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