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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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$2,800,000 (estimated)

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$2,616,503 (USA)
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One of four Russian films ever to win Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The others are War and Peace (1966), Dersu Uzala (1975) and Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears (1980) See more »

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Followed by Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2011) See more »

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Blue Danube
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Written by Johann Strauss
Played on the piano by Mitya and Nadya
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Ochin Horosho.
9 December 1998 | by (Portland, OR) – See all my reviews

Just saw this film as the closing class in my first term Russian language class. It's one of the ten best films I've ever seen. Our professor grew up in the Soviet Union and at the end (no spoilers, I promise) she had to leave because it was too familiar. I wasn't informed until afterwards that it was based on a true story, but it didn't matter. As I watched it I actually forgot that it was subtitled, and my memory of it now is as though it was in English. My point by saying that is that it was so real, so powerfully directed and acted, that the language barrier didn't matter one bit. Stunning film.


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