Utomlennye solnt͡sem

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Burnt by the sun

DVD - 2003 | Russian
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Colonel Sergei Kotov, a hero of the Revolution, is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter, his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. An account of a man dedicated to family and fatherland, cruelly destroyed by political paranoia.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Columbia TriStar Home Video, c2003.
ISBN: 9781404931947
Branch Call Number: UTOML
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Performers (Original Script) : Олег Меньшиков, Никита Михалков, Ингеборга Дапкунайте, Надя Михалкова ... [и др.]
Alternative Title: Burnt by the sun


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NewYorkViews Jun 09, 2015

This Russian cultural film about pre-1930s Russia is difficult to rate as it seemed different than what was summarized on the DVD jacket cover--instead it was a movie about a Colonel S. Kotov shown in the film to be maybe of dubious and even sinister character in his personal relations, and done in by Stalin's secret police for other reasons. Not fast paced until the end.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

Pretty good, but suffers from an unevenness of tone. This movie constantly wavers between Chekhovian family study, broad satire, and political statement. But the main performances are absolutely top-notch, and when it "clicks" it's terrific, an elegy for a vanished way-of-life as well as a commentary on failed principles. The true standout performance however, belongs to the lead actor's daughter, playing the lead character's daughter. Perhaps it's because he's also the director that he managed to pull out one of the most astonishingly natural performances from a child that I have ever seen.

multcolib_susannel Jun 01, 2014

What a difference a day makes! Soviet Revolutionary hero Serguei Kotov's idyllic country life is interrupted when Dimitry Maroussia, former lover of Kotov's wife, appears. What is he doing there? Who sent him? Why? Russian with English subtitles

Mar 01, 2013

If you are interested we talked about this movie at the Carlingwood Library Film Club. We discuss three movies a month and we meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.


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multcolib_russian Nov 13, 2013

Солнечный летний день 1936 года. Молодая страна, полная энтузиазма, празднует 4-ю годовщину сталинского дирижаблестроения. Легендарный комдив Котов и его большая шумная семья отдыхают на даче. В старом доме собралась тьма народу: жена-красавица, непоседа-дочь, тесть — известный русский дирижер, родственники и друзья, домработницы и соседи.

Веселье бьет через край, и мысль, что что-то в жизни может измениться, покажется всем абсурдом. Они все будут счастливы вечно! И никто, даже мудрый Котов, не хочет верить в неизбежное. В то, что этот солнечный день кончится — и не повторится уже никогда.

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