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  1. Nullans Marie Paule's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Dans le top five de mes films préférés , à voir et à revoir !

  2. RoRoRoro's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

  3. FISCHER's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Acclamée par la critique cannoise, un film qui lorgne, comme on l'ont souligné maintes critiques du coté d'Anton Tchekhov, mais n'évite pas toujours longueurs et redites... www.cinefiches.com

  4. Amadeus Magnus's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Not everyone has to know the political developments in the country. And cinema must be universal.

  5. Thorsten Philipp's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Wrong Movie :( It's "Burnt by the Sun 2"

  6. Margot H's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

  7. ADZERTY's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Le chef d'oeuvre de Mikhalkov : cela commence avec légèreté comme une pièce de Tchekhov pour s'achever dans la plus terrible brutalité. Certains passages, de toute beauté, restent comme en suspens, intemporels.

  8. Bonnet Michel's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

  9. henk@loftmatic.com's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Final score: 7. Storyline: 8, Originality: 7, Cinematography: 8, Involvement: 7, Sound: 6, Editing: 8, Educational: 7, Title design: 7, Acting: 7, Interesting: 7, Unusual: 8, Exciting: 7, Superior: 7

  10. João Rocha's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    The Summer: hot (like the family love) and oppressive (Estaline fear). I'm in love.

  11. redux's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Mihalkov's most celebrated film is a display of conjunctural opportunism and creative decline. The whole setup, love triangle et al, is recycled from his own Chekhov movie, painted over with a layer of generic USSR-signifiers. Heavy borrowing, too: people talk in Gherman, riverbank scene with kids pure Klimov. Scenes with daughter subtle and endearing like a hammer hitting your head.

  12. Beril Özdemir's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    It is like you are reading chekhov and devour the moments. it deserves more.(btw NADİA! )

  13. raggiodisole's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    how the director manages to dissipate the sense of well being and contentment with such stately pace. The dread creeps and covers all, until there is only violence.

  14. Robert W Peabody III's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Burnt by the Sun (1994) Utomlyonnye solntsem 135 Min What is wrong with this picture *:* DIR *Nikita Mikhalkov* PROD *Nikita Mikhalkov* SCR *Nikita Mikhalkov* CAST *Nikita Mikhalkov*, Nadezhda Mikhalkova,

  15. pkj's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Afghanistan? Are you outta your mind? It was made in Russia by Academy Award winner Nikita Mikhalkov. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnt_by_the_Sun

  16. rina malin's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    aren't they all just gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous.

  17. Benji's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

  18. Penelope q's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    I could feel the Russian, summer, hot and oppressive. Mikhalkov at its best!

  19. Howard Orr's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    A sometimes listless and over-ambitious but finally devastating portrait of Stalin's horrifying "meat grinder" of a political system, where not even heroes were safe. The abiding image of the film is of the broken and imprisoned man at last being driven away past a gigantic grinning image of Stalin, as if going beyond the welcoming facade and into the concealed reality of the cannibalistic machine.

  20. asgerd's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Very warm and lovely portrait of a Russian family full of individuality and affection on one summer day in the 1930s, with the absurdity of Stalin's authority just poking its nose in occasionally. But then a little worry starts with the arrival of a mysterious visitor, and a heightening of tensions, as the day declines - still warm, still sunny, but then it's gentle no more. Painfully nostalgic, and near perfect.

  21. Nina Midrigan's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Though I dislike Nikita Mihalkov as a person (through his abusive behaviour and affinity to Putin's politics), he must be a genius as a director. This film touches every time I rewatch it. It's not about the plot, it's all about those impecably directed scenes, and the stunning performances of actors. I can't believe they prefered Pulp Fiction for the 1994 Palme D'Or (the jury was presided by Clint Eastwood).

  22. deltics's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    A slow burn... a story about a time and a man, not an event or an incident. Thoroughly engaging and touching performances.

  23. Guy Sands's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

  24. Nate Q's rating of the film Burnt by the Sun

    Very subtle film, but powerful and foreboding. It may not be immediately apparent, but the lead, Kotov, is played by the director. If you want to see one of his films with more glamor and action, check out Barber of Siberia. Great stuff!