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Burnt By The Sun

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About Burnt By The Sun

Winner of the Academy Award® for Best Foreign film and the Cannes Grand Jury Prize, BURNT BY THE SUN is the unforgettable story of a Soviet hero whose happy family is suddenly targeted by Stalin's secret police. Nikita Mikhalkov directs and stars as Colonel Serguei Kotov, a hero of the Revolution who is spending the summer in the country with his young daughter (Mikhalkov's real-life daughter), his wife and her eccentric family. But when his wife's childhood love suddenly appears, the idyllic summer day takes a surprising turn. A lyrical film filled with beauty and warmth, BURNT BY THE SUN is also an indelible account of a man dedicated to family and fatherland, cruelly destroyed by political paranoia.

Screenplay

Nikita Mikhalkov

Producer

Nikita Mikhalkov

Director

Nikita Mikhalkov

Actor

Ingeborga Dapkounaite, Oleg Menchikov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Andre Oumansky