Stills from the German/USSR film Es ist nicht leicht ein Gott zu sein (Hard to Be a God). The film deals with a group of historians from the future studying a sister planet where its (human?) inhabitants are living in a Medieval-like period full of passion, fear and warfare, none of which exist in our future Earth anymore. I found it to be rather beautifully shot at times, although most will probably remember this movie for the cheap wigs and gaudy set design. And Pierre Clementi at his sexiest, of course (see below! wink). Oh, and the cameo by Werner Herzog! And the Hannah Metz doppelganger! And the fact that although the whole film is in German, almost none of the actors are actually German-speakers! I recommend watching this one on a rainy day when your faith in humanity is nil: trust me, interesting thoughts will ensue!