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Sunshine

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Sunshine, Cillian Murphy
Alex Bailey

Sunshine

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
180 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/09/00
performer:
Jennifer Ehle, Ralph Fiennes, Rosemary Harris, Rachel Weisz, William Hurt, Molly Parker, Deborah Unger
director:
Istvan Szabo
Producers:
Serendipity Point Films
distributor:
Paramount Classics
author:
Istvan Szabo
genre:
Epic, Historical, Drama

We gave it an A

Sunshine, Danny Boyle’s extraordinary homage to philosophical sci-fi — think 2001 or Solaris with a rock & roll edge — begins in 2057. The world is frozen; eight astronauts are on a dubious mission to save mankind by jump-starting the sun with a nuclear bomb. The closer they get to the dying star, the more the task begins to — literally and figuratively — cook their brains. EXTRAS Boyle’s comprehensive commentary details his casting choices: Hiroyuki Sanada, the crew’s laconic captain, was recommended by Chinese director Wong Kar-Wai (2046). A

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