Utomlyonnye solntsem - Burnt by the Sun (1994)

Directed by Russian director and actor Nikita Mikhalkov, "Burnt by the Sun" is a powerful portrait of the viciousness during the Stalin era. It combines brilliantly history and drama, beautifully written and acted, it is a fantastic chronicle of love, family and the intrusion of politics.

Oleg Menshikov delivers an outstanding performance as Mitya, while the acting of Mikhalkov himself and his daughter, Nadezhda Mikhalkova, is also wonderful. Moreover, the photography of the Russian countryside is beautiful.

Overall, a great film about all those people "burnt by the sun" of revolution! Highly recommended!

There is a sequel coming out this year. Even though a sequel is usually a bad idea, Mikhalkov is a great director and you never know... :)

More info:
Rotten Tomatoes

The trailer is stupid, so here is a musical part from the beginning of the film:

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