In the far future, Earth has deployed an archeologist (Leonid Yarmolnik) to the distant planet Arkanar, whose civilization is at a medieval European state of development. As he mingles in the squalid society in order to observe, the scientist finds himself struggling with his dictates of non-interference. Long-crafted final project from filmmaker Aleksei German also stars Aleksandr Chutko, Evgeniy Gerchakov, Laura Lauri. 170 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: Russian Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English. In Russian with English subtitles.