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Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

Article about: In the thread about the new Stalingrad movie, I mentioned this one and just wanted to post it here for those who might be interested and who might not have seen the other thread yet: Allow m

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    Default Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    In the thread about the new Stalingrad movie, I mentioned this one and just wanted to post it here for those who might be interested and who might not have seen the other thread yet:

    Allow me to recommend the Russian movie 'Утомлённые солнцем' (Burnt by the Sun - Nikita Mikhalkov 1994).
    It takes place during the late thirties purges in Russia.
    Its not an action packed shoot-em-up movie by a long shot (no pun intended), but its starkly beautiful filmed, well played and the movie oozes of the very characteristic melancholic Russian mentality and the traits, which makes some Russian movies a special experience to watch (no, Im not a re-incarnation of Roger Ebert - I just liked the movie).

    Non-spoiler plot alert: Russia, 1936 - revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his dacha with his young wife and six-year-old daughter Nadia and other assorted family and friends. Things change dramatically with the unheralded arrival of Cousin Dmitri from Moscow, who charms the women and little Nadia with his games and pianistic bravura. But Kotov isn't fooled: this is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that Dmitri isn't paying a social call.

    Burnt by the Sun takes place over the course of one day.

    Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov (main character) is excellent both behind the camera when directing the movie and in the role of Colonel Kotov.
    Oleg Menshikov is most excellent as well and perfect for the role of Mitya.


    NB Disregard the sequel(s).
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    Default Re: Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    Sounds good ! That guys moustache puts me off though

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Quote by Woolgar View Post
    Sounds good ! That guys moustache puts me off though

    Nick
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    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

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    Default Re: Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    Hi Scout, sounds really good is it available either dubbed or better still with English subtitles.

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    Default Re: Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    I believe, I watched it with subtitles (its been a while) - I loathe dubbed movies.

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    Default Re: Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    Quote by big ned View Post
    Bloody Philistine.....Works for me!!
    Too right!

    Thats a proper Hereford 'tache, that is

    You were the '2nd Man on the Balcony' and I claim my five squid!

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    Bloody Philistine.....Works for me!!
    What does Zeb Macahan has to do with this?

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    Default Re: Movie recommendation - 'Утомлённые солнцем' 1994

    Must agree subtitles are far better than dubbed. im rarely able to sit through anything that has been dubbed, my mind always turns to 70's porn films!!!!

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