Burnt by the Sun

Synopsis: Russia, 1936: revolutionary hero Colonel Kotov is spending an idyllic summer in his village 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...
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Nikita Mikhalkov
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 7 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min


You remember now?

Comrade Kotov!

Pull yourself together!

Who's in charge?

- Me...

- Who?

Brigadier Commander Lapine.

Lapine, that swine!

Right. Where's the radio?

What radio?

The field radio!

The planes! Colonel!

Switch on the radio!

The planes! Comrade Kotov!

They're up there.

They don't ruin the fields.

They're so beautiful!

Why aren't you advancing?

I'll tell you why we're not advancing.

What? Who is this?

- This is Santa Claus.

- What?

Sergei Kotov.

Hi, Misha.

- Kotov?

- Exactly.

- It's you, Sir?

- Exactly.

Why are you there?

I'm picking strawberries, pretty boy.


Misha, maybe you want to

take prisoners?

Or drop some bombs?

The lieutenant agrees with me.


You know what, Misha?

Do you remember, me?

Very well, Sir.


Really, Sir.

Listen, tell your tanks to turn back...

...and find something else.

Is that clear?

- Yes, Sir.

- Repeat it.

At your orders, Sir.


What's your name?

Your name. What is it?


No. Sorry. Kolya.


I was a little harsh on you.

Will you forgive me?

Why the stupid smile, Kolya?

Grow your ears a little,

if you want to see the road.


I knew him right away.

About face!

Why didn't you

go back to the house?

You were so coarse!

Who was?

My God!


What are you saying?


Nadya, was I coarse?

I didn't hear anything.

What are you saying?

Come here.

One day, just one day a week...

...to be with my family.

Who told you to disturb me?

Who gave you permission?

What have I done?

He was all wound up, shouting:

"The wheat! The fields!"

"The kolkhoz!"

Why me, Olga Nikolayevna?

I'm not a miller.

It's amazing.

Orders have to be carried out,

my dear.

I'll look for fleas on them.

In fact...

...they can look for them on me.

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Rustam Ibragimbekov

Rustam Mammad Ibrahim oglu Ibragimbekov (Azerbaijani: Rüstəm İbrahimbəyov; Russian: Рустам Ибрагимбеков; born 5 February 1939) is a Soviet, Azerbaijani screenwriter, dramatist and producer, well known beyond his home Azerbaijan and the former Soviet Union. He is the chair of the Cinematographers' Union of Azerbaijan and director of the Ibrus Theatre. more…

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