The Sun

Release February 17, 2005 (Limited)
Cast Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi, Shirô Sano, Shinmei Tsuji, Taijiro Tamura, Georgi Pitskhelauri, Hiroya Morita
Director Aleksandr Sokurov
Writer Yuri Arabov
Genres Drama
Studio filmswelike
Length 110 mins.


Susan Sontag, the recently departed cinephile proclaimed Alexander Sokurov to be the most ambitious and original director of his generation – from the technically audacious film Russian Ark, shot in a single take in the Hermitage, to the emotionally raw stylized parent and child elegies The Second Circle and Mother and Son. The Sun follows Moloch (on Hitler) and Taurus (on Lenin) as the third instalment in his bold ongoing series on historical figures that have held ultimate power. This formidable work takes as its subject Emperor Hirohito spanning the time between August 1945 and New Years Day, 1946 during the American occupation of Japan.

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