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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: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007Y8AC4
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #436,771 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Night Sun" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

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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Format: DVD
Night Sun (1990) or in Italian "Il sole anche di notte"
demonstrates an undeniable European cultural flavor,
and an originality (often, only found in Italian or independent
cinema) that is hard to find, from a predictable
concern as to its possible sales revenue as a product, often
hinging on mass-appeal, all absent here.

For those with a natural or acquired European cultural affinity,
especially with time-pieces set in the year 1700 to
1830, this is it. Julian Sands (character Sergio Giuramondo)
plays a talented scholar who is bursting with optimism,
at life, career and his own potential as a powerful figure in the
administrative machine of the aristocracy.

All that comes tumbling down, as pressures from all walks of
live, as time passes, dwell on him, that is often
translated as a loss of innocence, and an arrival to the Real
World, or the school of hard knocks.

On the one hand, when Nastassja Kinski (playing Cristina) admits
to Giuramondo ( during their preparation stages for
marriage) that she recently was the King's torrid lover for an
entire year, an emotional turmoil knocks
Giuramondo off his feet, and he cancels the wedding, deciding
instead, to pay amends to restore his honor, as
a monk hermit, in the North of Italy, within viewing distance of
the German and Swiss Alps.

The majority of the story, at that point, surrounds the isolation
of Giuramondo, driven to insanity, stoking emotions
of empathy but also comedy, of this film's viewers, intentionally
set by the director, but not always.

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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By "qiquyiguren" on 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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By Nina Petrie on January 3, 2014
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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By Zorro on April 27, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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 By azindn on January 5, 2000
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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