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by Aleksandr Sokurov


Solnze (The Sun) by Aleksandr Sokurov is the final episode of a trilogy on the notion of power — after Moloch and Taurus. After dealing with Hitler and Stalin, the Russian director now presents a psychological study of another key figure in the 20th century: the Japanese emperor Hirohito.

international title: The Sun
original title: Solntse
country: Italy, Russian Federation, France, Switzerland
sales agent: The Works International
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov
film run: 110'
release date: IT 18/11/05, FR 01/03/06, NL 23/03/06
screenplay: Yuriy Arabov, Jeremy Noble
cast: Issey Ogata, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano
cinematography by: Aleksandr Sokurov
film editing: Sergij Ivanov
art director: Elena Zukova
costumes designer: Lidia Krukova
music: Andrei Sigle
producer: Igor Kalenov, Andrei Sigle
production: Downtown Pictures, RAI Cinema, Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Nikola Film (RU)
distributor: Océan Films


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