The Dark Side of the Sun (1988)

R   |    |  Drama, Romance

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Traveling in search of a cure for a rare skin disease, a man finds freedom and love along the way.


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31 August 2007 | creitz
| A young American has a rare skin disease, and is required to wear a protective leather body suit at all times.
In spite of what others have said, I enjoyed this movie. I had never heard of it before and I have just seen it on the Canadian Movie Channel. I was puzzled to see how young Brad Pitt was - even younger than in "Thelma and Louise" - until I read the explanation about it being filmed in Yugoslavia in 1988 and then being lost for 9 years until finally issued in 1997. As I am a male senior citizen, I don't get palpitations at the sight of Brad Pitt, but I do like and respect him, and have enjoyed most of his movies. Some of the acting and parts of the script leave a great deal to be desired. However, this movie has a very Film Festival European feel to it, and in my view is a bit too deep for most North American film fans (insult intended). The scene of him frolicking in the ocean with the dolphins, and his description of the most wonderful day that he had ever spent, moved me tremendously. Life is made up of choices, and the choice for the hero was one day of great happiness and joy, or a lifetime of imprisonment.

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Release Date:

21 December 1988



Country of Origin

USA, Canada, Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

Filming Locations

Kotor, Montenegro

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