DVD Burnt by the Sun [DVD] [1995] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 10815),
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Burnt by the Sun [DVD] [1995] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In 1936, Sergei Petrovich Kotov, his wife Marussia and daughter Nadia take refuge in the countryside. But the arrival of a mysterious man shatters their hopes for a peaceful existence. At first, Mitia, who once was Marussia's lover, seems charming--he's handsome, plays the piano, and easily wins Nadia's affections. Gradually, however, it becomes clear that Mitia's visit may have terrible repercussions for the innocent family. A retired soldier decorated for his efforts during the Bolshevik revolution enjoys his life in the country with his young wife and dazzling little daughter until their idyllic peace is rippled by the arrival of a man from their past who, unknown to them, is an agent for the Secret Police. Nikita Mikhalkov's powerful portrait of viciousness during the Stalin era won the 1994 Academy Award for Best Foreign Film.

    Academy Awards Best Foreign Language Film 1994
    Cannes Jury Prize 1994

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 00975

  • Credits
    Nikita Mikhalkov, N. Mikhalkov, Oleg Menchikov, Nadia Mikhalkov, Nadia Mikhalkova
  • Critic Reviews
    "...Pulls you in and then won't let go..." - Recommended

    "...BURNT BY THE SUN is staggeringly good, shot through with humor, beauty and terror....A haunting film that tears at the heart..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Mikhalkov shoots an extended lakeside picnic and indoor banter with equal dexterity..." -- 3 1/2 out of 4 stars
    USA Today

    "...Allows us to gaze with fear and horror....Quiet devastation..." -- Rating: B+
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...[BURNT BY THE SUN] achieves tragic grandeur and emotional payoff that make it an engrossing film experience"

    "...Exquisite, lyrical and tough-minded....[A] leisurely pace and lush photography....Miss Mikhalkov is priceless and natural..."
    New York Times

    "...A rich and subtle drama, both delicate and powerful, a classically accomplished piece of emotional, character-driven filmmaking..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "This slowburning Cannes- and Oscar-winner initially recreates an idyllic, almost Chekhovian summer....[Mikhalkov] is on splendid form..."
    Sight and Sound

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