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Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Utomlennye solntsem (original title)
R | | Drama, War | 21 April 1995 (USA)
Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things... See full summary »

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Marusya (as Ingeborga Dapkunayte)
Nadezhda Mikhalkova ...
Nadya (as Nadya Mikhalkova)
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Vsevolod Konstantinovich
Svetlana Kryuchkova ...
Mokhova
Vladimir Ilin ...
Alla Kazanskaya ...
Lidiya Stepanovna
Nina Arkhipova ...
Elena Mikhaylovna
Avangard Leontev ...
Shofer
André Oumansky ...
Filipp (as Andre Umanskiy)
Inna Ulyanova ...
Olga Nikolaevna
Lyubov Rudneva ...
Lyuba
Vladimir Ryabov ...
Ofitser NKVD
Vladimir Belousov ...
Sotrudnik NKVD
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Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call... Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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For those who were burnt by the sun of the revolution See more »

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Rated R for some language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Burnt by the Sun  »

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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$2,616,503 (USA)
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Music used was from the works of the following composers: D. Chostakovich, I. Dounaevski, A. Tsfasman, V. Trofimov, S. Dechkine, Iou Khait (from credits). See more »

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Followed by Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2011) See more »

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Can Can
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Written by Jacques Offenbach
Played by Mitya on the piano
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Magnificent film
26 June 2004 | by (New England) – See all my reviews

Beautiful film, full of humanity and honest in ways sometimes jarring, but always right on target. A westerner gets a sense of the depth of love for mother Russia, as well as the difficulty many faced during the 1930's Stalinist years. The film is a winner, and worth seeing more than once. The performance by the little girl is incredible; I was taken by her talent and smarts. One of the best films I've seen this year. Thumbs up. Two thumbs up.


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