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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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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Nikita Mikhalkov announced this film, Utomlyonnye solntsem 2 (2010), as early as in 1994, when he received awards for the first episode, Burnt by the Sun (1994) and spoke about the sequel. See more »

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Mikhalkov is still a great director
10 December 2010 | by costin-stucanSee all my reviews

I have to admit I'm a big fan of Mikhalkov's movies as I've seen over 90% of those. A few months ago while reading the previous reviews and especially those 1-star ratings I just couldn't understand. I wasn't able to buy the sequel but I was so intrigued...Such a sensitive, fantastic director can really turn into a trash-maker overnight? I found the answer a month ago after buying the DVD. No, Mikhalkov is not a worse director now! I won't discuss the political context of his recent life, I'm interested only in his movies. Burnt by the Sun 2 is a powerful one, full of Mikhalkov's(read Russian) joy, melancholy and wonderful hyperbola. I agree this is a more commercial movie than the previous Burnt by the Sun but it still has a great soul. And those "historical inadvertences" claimed by some readers can be solved very easy. I'm a WWII scholar with hundreds of books under my belt. Yes, the shtraf batallions didn't exist back in 1941 but during the same summer the Germans entering USSR were encountering what they referred to as Black Divisions. Who were they? They were convicts released from Gulag or from other prisons together with convicted captains, colonels or generals as part of the Second Strategic Echelon of the Red Army. Anyway, watch Burnt by the Sun 2... you'll discover at least one epic scene, a landmark of war genre movies! The watch is ticking :)


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