Sunshine Solarmovie

Sunshine (1999)


The story of a Jewish family living in Hungary—through three generations—rising from humble beginnings to positions of wealth and power in the crumbling Austro-Hungarian Empire. The patriarch becomes a prominent judge but is torn when his government sanctions anti-Jewish persecutions. His son converts to Christianity to advance his career as a champion fencer and Olympic hero, but is caught up in the Holocaust. Finally, the grandson, after surviving war, revolution, loss and betrayal, realizes that his ultimate allegiance must be to himself and his heritage.

Sunshine Solarmovie
Solarmovie Score: 6.6/10 from 63 votes
Release Date: 1999-09-13
Status: Released
Run time: 181 min / 3:1
Production Studio : Téléfilm Canada, Channel Four Films, Dor Film Production Company, Alliance Atlantis Communications, Serendipity Point Films, Eurimages, Kinowelt Filmproduktion, Bavaria Film and Television Fund, Hungarian Motion Picture Fund, ISL Film, InterCom, TV 2, Vienna Film Financing Fund, ORF, Starhaus Filmproduktion, The Movie Network
Production Countries: Austria, Canada, Germany, Hungary


Ralph Fiennes
as Ignatz/Adam/Ivan Sors
Rosemary Harris
as Valerie Sors
Rachel Weisz
as Greta
Jennifer Ehle
as Valerie Sonnenschein
Deborah Kara Unger
as Carole Kovacs
William Hurt
as Andor Knorr
Molly Parker
as Hannah Wippler
James Frain
as Gustave Sonnenschein
David de Keyser
as Emmanuel Sonnenschein
John Neville
as Gustave Sors
Miriam Margolyes
as Rose Sonnenschein
Rüdiger Vogler
as Jakofalvy
Mark Strong
as István Sors
Bill Paterson
as Minister of Justice
Trevor Peacock
as Comrade Gen. Kope
Hanns Zischler
as Baron Margitta
Mari Törőcsik
Katja Studt
as Kato
Péter Andorai
Buddy Elias
as Mr. Brenner
Gyula Bodrogi
János Kulka
Lajos Kovács
Péter Halász
Kathleen Gati
Vilmos Kun
Jácint Juhász
Flóra Kádár
Kati Sólyom
Joachim Bißmeier
Tamás Fodor
Attila Lőte
Frederick Treves
István Hirtling


Sound Maurice Jarre Original Music Composer
Production Deirdre Bowen Casting
Editing Michel Arcand Editor
Editing Dominique Fortin Editor
Camera Jörg Widmer Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Jeremy Woodhead Makeup Artist
Production Leo Davis Casting
Production András Hámori Producer
Production Robert Lantos Producer
Sound Andy Malcolm Foley
Writing Israel Horovitz Screenplay
Camera Lajos Koltai Director of Photography
Sound Alicia Stevenson Foley
Sound Roderick Deogrades Sound Effects Editor
Editing Richard Cadger Dialogue Editor
Sound Alison Clark ADR & Dubbing
Writing István Szabó Screenplay
Directing István Szabó Director
Costume & Make-Up Györgyi Szakács Costume Design
Sound Jane Tattersall Supervising Sound Editor
Sound David McCallum Sound Effects Editor
Sound Sue Conley ADR & Dubbing
Sound Janice Ierulli ADR & Dubbing
Art Miklós Molnár Set Decoration
Directing Gabriella Winkler Script Supervisor
Sound Mark Shnuriwsky Sound Effects Editor
Costume & Make-Up Peter Owen Hair Designer
Camera Peter Sorel Still Photographer
Editing Fred Brennan Dialogue Editor
Camera Tamás Nyerges Steadicam Operator
Costume & Make-Up Judit Halász Hairstylist
Sound Dina Eaton Music Editor
Visual Effects Ferenc Ormos Special Effects Supervisor
Editing Wayne Swingle Dialogue Editor
Art Zsuzsanna Borvendég Art Direction
Lighting Zsigmond Molcsány Rigging Gaffer
Art Attila Kovács Production Design
Art Christian Eder Set Decoration
Art Attila Köves Set Decoration
Art Josef Riehs Set Decoration
Art Stefan Würzl Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Timea Luzsi Assistant Costume Designer
Camera Balázs Bélafalvy Camera Operator
Lighting Rudolf Takács Gaffer
Sound Vanessa Baker ADR & Dubbing
Editing Etoile Stewart Dialogue Editor
Editing Gren-Erich Zwicker Dialogue Editor
Sound Sharon Zupancic Foley
Costume & Make-Up Ildikó Makk Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Paolo Mantini Hair Designer
Costume & Make-Up Egonné Endrényi Makeup Artist
Editing Tim Craig First Assistant Editor