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Night Sun (1990)

Julian Sands , Charlotte Gainsbourg , Paolo Taviani , Vittorio Taviani  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)


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  • Actors: Julian Sands, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Massimo Bonetti, Margarita Lozano, Patricia Millardet
  • Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani
  • Writers: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani, Leo Tolstoy, Tonino Guerra
  • Producers: Giuliani G. De Negri, Grazia Volpi
  • Format: Color, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: Italian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Fox Lorber
  • DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
  • Run Time: 112 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Y8AC4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #323,167 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Night Sun" on IMDb

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Based on Leo Tolstoy's novel, Father Sergius, Night Sun stars Julian Sands as Sergio, a nobleman in 18th-century Italy who is expected to marry a duchess, Nastassja Kinski. Upon learning that she was previously the King's mistress, Sergio turns his back on society and becomes a monk. While at the hermitage he tries to resist all sexual temptations before him and soon becomes known as a miracle worker. Eventually he succumbs to a young seductress and knowing he is undeserving of the adulation, leaves the hermitage to travel around as a homeless beggar.

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a story of finding October 12, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
I saw the translated version in my country, so I did not hear Julian's voice. But I like the story itself. It has the same atomosphere of Russian film, and it just fit very well the hero's life searching. To Sergio, honour, dignity and faith are important, but he failed in appoaching it. It may be a life's tragedy, but we also adore his honesty, his searching and his pay. The film has good shot utiliazing and music, which made the film like a slowly flowing river and it flowed into the audience's heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it. January 3, 2014
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It's a beautiful movie played so well by Julian Sands.Julian sands really shines in this movie. I really loved this movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great, great film April 27, 2011
By Zorro
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The quiet certaintly of this film states profound truths that help cleanse the heart and soul. It's an unbelievable film that I have returned to many times.
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6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Julian, What Were You Thinking? January 5, 2000
By azindn
Format:VHS Tape
Julian Sands is an actor whose work range from slightly bizarre to fabulous in period costume. As a fan, I've followed his career for years, however, Night Sun is not one of his better performances. The film is standard period melodrama with too much costume and little content. Although Sands attempts to bring life to a dreary storyline, he's overwhelmed by the maudlin and predictable characterization. Nothing works in this film, and perhaps most obnoxious is the dubbing. We all know what a beautiful voice Sands possesses, and to hear him dubbed is plainly irritating. The film is easily bypassed for better performances by this talented actor, and better storylines in film worth the attention such as A Room With A View.
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