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Utomlyonnye solntsem 2: Predstoyanie (2010)

 -  Drama | War  -  22 April 2010 (Russia)
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Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Burnt by the Sun (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kotov
Oleg Menshikov ...
Mitya
Nadezhda Mikhalkova ...
Nadya
Sergey Makovetskiy ...
Lunin
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ...
Vanya
Artur Smolyaninov ...
Yurka
Andrey Merzlikin ...
Mayor-tankist Nikolay
Maksim Sukhanov ...
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Starley-saper
Yevgeny Mironov ...
Izyumov (as Evgeniy Mironov)
Andrey Panin ...
Kravets
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Beznogiy serzhant na barzhe
Viktoriya Tolstoganova ...
Artyom Mikhalkov ...
Sazonov
Valeriy Zolotukhin ...
Pendyurin
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Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Burnt by the Sun (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing. Russian officer Kotov, who miraculously survived the death sentence in Stalin's Purge, is now fighting in the front lines. His daughter, Nadia, who survived a rape attempt by Nazi soldiers, is now a nurse risking her own life to save others. In the war-torn nation even former enemies are fighting together to defend their land. People stand up united for the sake of victory. The deadly war comes at very high cost: the Nazis are killing people, burning villages, raping women, bombing churches, destroying bridges. Hoping to survive, Kotov and his daughter are having visions of each other, but their dreams fade amidst massive bombardment. Fire and smoke eclipses the sun. The land around becomes lifeless, defenseless and littered with the dead. Then the dead are covered by snow. Life is over. Only a butterfly is flying above the weapons and corpses, alluding... Written by Steve Shelokhonov

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The film premiered at the Kremlin Palace of Congresses, the largest theatre in Moscow, to sold out audience of six thousand international guests: celebrities, diplomats, political figures, actors, directors, writers, journalists, publishers, businessmen and surviving veterans of WWII. Some footage from the movie was shown on a huge screen above the Red Square to entertain those who did not have a ticket to the premiere. See more »

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Dear oh dear
7 August 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Hmm, to be honest, I shouldn't even be writing this. This film shouldn't exist at all. The first Burnt by the Sun was perfect - and ended perfectly. When I heard that there was to be a sequel, my heart sank, and having finally seen the film, my heart is still down there... This film is bad. From the lack of plot, to the ropey acting, to the appalling FX (oh my word, God save us from yet another one of Mikhalkov's badly rendered German planes!), to the bad choice of shots (few still camera shots, showing Nikita's lost his nerve and belief in his ability to frame a shot well and meaningfully), to the absurd events that occur (e.g. defecating out of planes)... this film has nothing to commend itself. Save yourself... keep the pure memories of the first film and don't watch this.


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