Russia, Italy, France, Switzerland / Historical Drama / 110 мин. / 14+

Kinopoisk 7.3

IMDB 7.4

Proline Film, Nikola-Film, Downtown Pictures, MACT production, Riforma Films
Andrey Sigle, Marco Muller, Igor Kalenov
Directed by:
Written by:
Yuri Arabov
Cinematography by:
Production design by:
Elena Zhukova
Music by:
Main cast:
Ogata Issey, Momoi Kaori, Sano Siro, Georgy Pitzhealuri
2005 Berlin International Film Festival




Награды и фестивали

“The Sun” is the third film in Alexander Sokurov’s tetrology about personalities and power, after “Moloch” and “Taurus.”
The film centers on the fate of Japanese Emperor Hirohito after Japan’s defeat in the World War II. At the end of 1945 he disavows the “divine origin” of the emperor, who has been considered to be the descendent of the Sun God. Hirohito’s actions ended a historical tradition, and a wave of ritual suicides swept the country.
The other main character in the film is the American general Douglas MacArthur, who as Supreme Commander of the Southwest Pacific Area must decide the fate of the captured Hirohito and the entire Japanese dynasty.


2005      White elephant - National award of film critics and film press |Best film | Best Director |Best music

               Festival of Festivals in Saint Petersburg  -  Grand Prix | XIII international film festival

               II Eurasia International film festival  - Grand Prix | Best Director

               Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival - Grand Prix | Best Film

               Russian Guild of Film Critics - Golden Aries | Best Film | Best Director |Best Score

2006      Cahiers du Cinéma -  Top 10 Film Award  | Best Film Aleksandr Sokurov | Tied with Private

               Fears In Public Places (Coeurs) – Best film

               Nika Awards  -  Nika |Best Screenplay

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