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Sunshine
Sunshine
Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle, Deborah Kara Unger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
R     2001     3hr 1min

Ralph fiennes superbly plays three roles in this acclaimed epic about a jewish family caught up in the war-swept 20th century. A story of courage love and faith and the three generations of men who fought for it all. Stud...  more »

     
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Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, Jennifer Ehle, Deborah Kara Unger
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama, Military & War
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/08/2001
Original Release Date: 01/01/2000
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2000
Release Year: 2001
Run Time: 3hr 1min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 13
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Fascinating and underseen
One-Line Film Reviews | Easton, MD | 06/16/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The Bottom Line:

Sunshine isn't perfect, but its story of 100 years in Hungarian history told through the eyes of a grandfather, father, and son (all played by Ralph Fiennes) is consistently compelling and replete with moments that linger in my brain; if you're a 20th century history buff with 3 hours on your hand, you could hardly do better than renting this underrated gem from Istvan Szabo.

3.5/4"
EXCELLENT HISTORICAL SAGA
Patricio Pusso | Buenos Aires, Argentina | 11/05/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a very good film. It leads us from the Autria-Hungarian Empire to Nazi regime in the flesh of a family of jewish origin that wants, all the time, to "belong" to the country they live in. So much that they ignore the dangers of the rising of nazism and pay for it.
Incredible fencing scenes, as one of the members of the family becomes World Champion representing Hungary, but with the contradictiosn on a society that do not accept jewish religion as one suitable for prominent citizens, or high state employees.
A very well filmed saga that shows the turn of the century from "middle Europe empires" point of view."