[Watchers of the Sky] VS [The Sun]

Watchers of the Sky
Watchers of the Sky
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The Sun
The Sun
  • Release year: 2005
  • Genres: Drama, History
  • Rating: 7.3
  • Gross worldwide: $218,325
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Basic information [Watchers of the Sky] VS [The Sun]
Watchers of the Sky Solntse
Poster Watchers of the Sky The Sun
Release date October 16, 2015 (United States) November 18, 2005 (Italy)
Rating 7.2(285 ratings) 7.3(2.8K ratings)
Genres Documentary, Biography, History, News Drama, History
Plot Four modern stories of remarkable courage while setting out to uncover the forgotten life of Raphael Lemkin, the man who coined the term 'genocide'. Inspired by Samantha Power's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, 'A Problem From Hell', 'Watchers of the Sky' traverses time and continents to explore genocide and the cycle of violence. --
Gross worldwide $19,339 $218,325
Gross US & Canada $19,339 $77,303
Opening weekend US & Canada $7,473(Oct 19, 2014) $11,588(Nov 22, 2009)
Top Cast
Benjamin Ferencz
Benjamin Ferencz
Self
Raphael Lemkin
Raphael Lemkin
Self, (archive footage)
Matt Mitler
Matt Mitler
Raphael Lemkin
Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Luis Moreno-Ocampo
Self
Samantha Power
Samantha Power
Self
Emmanuel Uwurukundo
Emmanuel Uwurukundo
Self
Issei Ogata
Issei Ogata
Emperor Shouwa-Tennou Hirohito
Robert Dawson
Robert Dawson
General Douglas MacArthur
Kaori Momoi
Kaori Momoi
Empress Kojun
Shirô Sano
Shirô Sano
The chamberlain
Shinmei Tsuji
Shinmei Tsuji
Old servant
Taijirô Tamura
Taijirô Tamura
Scientist
Georgiy Pitskhelauri
Georgiy Pitskhelauri
McArthur's warrant officer
Hiroya Morita
Hiroya Morita
Suzuki, Prime Minister
Toshiaki Nishizawa
Toshiaki Nishizawa
Yonai, Minister of the Navy
Naomasa Musaka
Naomasa Musaka
Anami - Minister of War
Yûsuke Tozawa
Yûsuke Tozawa
Kido, (as Yusuke Tozawa)
Kôjirô Kusanagi
Kôjirô Kusanagi
Togo, Minister of Foreign Affairs
Director Edet Belzberg Aleksandr Sokurov
Writer(s) Samantha Power(inspired by her book "A Problem from Hell") Yuriy Arabov, Jeremy Noble
Awards [Watchers of the Sky] VS [The Sun]
awards

Cinema for Peace Awards 2016

Winner
Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
Cinema for Peace Award for Justice
Kerry Propper
Propeller Films

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2014

Nominee
Audience Award
Edet Belzberg
16th place

Jerusalem Film Festival 2014

Winner
In Spirit for Freedom Award
Best Documentary
Edet Belzberg

Jury remarks: A brilliant film, which reminded us that even in the face of despair there is always ...More

Jury remarks: A brilliant film, which reminded us that even in the face of despair there is always hope.


Sundance Film Festival 2014

Winner
Editing Award
Documentary
Jenny Golden
Karen Sim

For the masterful interweaving of desperate and complex elements to create an immensely powerful ...More

For the masterful interweaving of desperate and complex elements to create an immensely powerful story.

Winner
Special Jury Prize
Documentary
Edet Belzberg

Use of Animation -For profoundly artful animation that deepens our understanding of character and ...More

Use of Animation -For profoundly artful animation that deepens our understanding of character and story.

Nominee
Grand Jury Prize
Documentary
Edet Belzberg

Berlin International Film Festival 2005

Nominee
Golden Berlin Bear
Aleksandr Sokurov

Cahiers du Cinéma 2006

Winner
Top 10 Film Award
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov
Tied with Private Fears in Public Places (2006)

Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival 2005

Winner
Grand Prix - Golden Apricot
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov

Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2006

Nominee
Silver Ribbon
Best Foreign Director (Regista del Miglior Film Straniero)
Aleksandr Sokurov

Nika Awards 2006

Winner
Nika
Best Screenplay
Yuriy Arabov
Nominee
Nika
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov(director)
Igor Kalyonov(producer)
Andrey Sigle(producer)
Marco Mueller(producer)
Nikola Film
Proline Film
Downtown Pictures
MACT Productions
Riforma Films
Best Production Designer
Elena Zhukova
Best Costume Designer
Lidiya Kryukova

Russian Guild of Film Critics 2005

Winner
Golden Aries
Best Film
Aleksandr Sokurov(director)
Igor Kalyonov(producer)
Andrey Sigle(producer)
Marco Mueller(producer)
Best Director
Aleksandr Sokurov
Best Score
Andrey Sigle
Nominee
Golden Aries
Best Script
Yuriy Arabov
Best Art Direction
Elena Zhukova

Village Voice Film Poll 2009

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Actor
Issei Ogata
9th place.

Village Voice Film Poll 2005

Nominee
VVFP Award
Best Undistributed Film
2nd place.

More details [Watchers of the Sky] VS [The Sun]
Certificate Not Rated Not Rated
Countries of origin United States, Netherlands, France, Chad, Rwanda Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Official site Official site --
Language English --
Also known as Стражи неба The Sun
Filming locations USA --
Production companies Propeller Films, The Unofficial Man Nikola Film, Proline Film, Downtown Pictures
Runtime 2 hours 1 hour 50 minutes
Color Color Color
Languages -- Japanese, English
Sound mix -- Dolby Digital

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