History of the Arkanar Massacre (Russian: История арканарской резни, translit. Istoriya arkanarskoy rezni) is a Russian science fiction film directed by Aleksei German. Based on the novel Hard to Be a God by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.
Filming processed since autumn 2000 (Czech Republic) up to August 3, 2006 (Lenfilm studios, Saint Petersburg, Russia). Now it is in the editing and post-production stage.
Film was reported to be renamed recently to the History of the Arkanar Massacre (Russian: История арканарской резни).The press has also mentioned alternative title The Carnage in Arkanare,and a film script published under the title “What said the tobacconist from Tobacco Street”.