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The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  21 December 1988 (USA)
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Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.

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Rick
Cheryl Pollak ...
Frances
Constantin Nitchoff
Milena Dravic ...
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Gorica Popovic ...
Nina
Sonja Savic
Nikola Jovanovic
Boro Begovic
Milan Sretenovic ...
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Andjelo Arandjelovic ...
(as Angelo Arangelovic)
Sreten Mitrovic
Stole Arandjelovic ...
Vidar (the healer) (as Stole Arangelovic)
Ras Rastoder
Vladan Banovic
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Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.

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

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21 December 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El lado oscuro del sol  »

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The film was shot in pre-war Yugoslavia during the summer of 1988. As editing neared completion civil war tore apart the region and much of the footage was lost. In 1996, after a five-year search, all of the lost footage was found and returned to producer Andjelo Arandjelovic, who worked on getting a distribution deal for the film, before it ended up getting released direct-to-video. See more »

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At the end credits no character names are given next to the actors name. Instead the supporting actors are listed under 'Supporting Players' and actors with bit parts are listed under 'Other Players'. See more »

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Air on a G String
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
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A young American has a rare skin disease, and is required to wear a protective leather body suit at all times.
31 August 2007 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

In spite of what others have said, I enjoyed this movie. I had never heard of it before and I have just seen it on the Canadian Movie Channel. I was puzzled to see how young Brad Pitt was - even younger than in "Thelma and Louise" - until I read the explanation about it being filmed in Yugoslavia in 1988 and then being lost for 9 years until finally issued in 1997. As I am a male senior citizen, I don't get palpitations at the sight of Brad Pitt, but I do like and respect him, and have enjoyed most of his movies. Some of the acting and parts of the script leave a great deal to be desired. However, this movie has a very Film Festival European feel to it, and in my view is a bit too deep for most North American film fans (insult intended). The scene of him frolicking in the ocean with the dolphins, and his description of the most wonderful day that he had ever spent, moved me tremendously. Life is made up of choices, and the choice for the hero was one day of great happiness and joy, or a lifetime of imprisonment.


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