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Burnt by the Sun 2 (2010)

Utomlennye solntsem 2 (original title)
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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Nikita Mikhalkov
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikita Mikhalkov ... Kotov
Oleg Menshikov ... Mitya
Nadezhda Mikhalkova ... Nadya
Sergey Makovetskiy ... Lunin
Dmitriy Dyuzhev ... Vanya
Artur Smolyaninov Artur Smolyaninov ... Yurka
Andrey Merzlikin ... Mayor-tankist Nikolay
Maksim Sukhanov ... Stalin
Evgeniy Stychkin ... Starley-saper
Evgeniy Mironov ... Izyumov
Andrey Panin ... Kravets
Sergey Garmash ... Beznogiy serzhant na barzhe
Viktoriya Tolstoganova ... Marusya
Artyom Mikhalkov 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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Drama | War

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Country:

Russia

Language:

Russian | German

Release Date:

22 April 2010 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Burnt by the Sun 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Azov Sea, Russia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,755,196 (Russia), 25 April 2010, Limited Release
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Great movie to fall asleep!
26 May 2010 | by solievSee all my reviews

The main poster says, "Great movie about great war." The question that rises on my mind is, "HAHAHAHAH are you serious!? Great movie?! Please Nikita stop it you are too funny!" When I saw the title I knew that there is going to be something wrong. All recent successful works, actually never mind more of like just one movie which I liked by Nikita Mihalkov, which was 12, was a remake and not original version. Despite all those views I thought that this is going to change my mind, I repeat I thought! Probably the slogans of the movie suppose to be, "Do you suffer from Insomnia? Do you want to figure out a way to commit a suicide? Well look no more since Burnt by the Sun can change it all!" The movie strictly concentrated on hatred towards Nazi Germany and Stalin's reign. That I found out from movie description on IMDb, very sad. What sadness me most is the fact that in cinema you are able to see that the movie is high quality and they spend a lot of money on it, but let's not forget this is not a 3D movie. Why spend all that money on depicting every single pimple on the person's face when you can write a good script, not showing us all details of the person's face and we will be happy, I promise. The worse part is that it is just part 1, there is part 2 coming out.

In deed there were couple of interesting and funny moments, but that doesn't change the fact that movie "SUCKED!" Dear Nikita Mihalkov please write better scripts.

Out of ten the max I can give it is 2, yep it was pretty much that bad...

(via wioym.net)


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