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Aro Recommended Burnt By the Sun

 

Russian Federation 1994, 134 minutes
Dir. Nikita Mikhalkov
In Russian with English subtitles
Genres: Foreign Cinema, Drama

Topics: Period 1930s, Politics.

 

Aroview: Oscar-winning drama contrasts sunlit Chekhovian lyricism with the dark undercurrents of Stalinist Russia during the "Great Purge", when Communist officials as well as a purported million citizens considered "enemies of the people" were arbitrarily executed by the state in the late 1930s.

Dir. Mikhalkov also offers his striking presence as a decorated Colonel whose idyllic family summer is ominously intruded upon by a ghost-of-the-past relative.

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