The Dark Side of the Sun (film)

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The Dark Side of the Sun
Directed by Božidar Nikolić
Produced by Anđelo Aranđelović, Mile Citaković, Susan Haken, Duško Mihailov, Boris Nitchoff
Written by Andrew Horton, Nikola Jovanović, Željko Mijanović
Starring Guy Boyd, Brad Pitt, Cheryl Pollak
Music by Vojislav Kostić, Kornelije Kovač
Cinematography Bozidar Nikolić
Edited by Petar Jakonić
Release dates
Filmed in 1988
Released 1997
Running time
101 minutes
Country  United States,  Yugoslavia
Language English

The Dark Side of the Sun is a 1988 American - Yugoslavian drama film starring a young Brad Pitt about a young man in search of a cure for a dreaded skin disease. It is directed by Božidar Nikolić.

The footage for the film was shot in 1988 but due to the outbreak of Croatian War of Independence (which started in 1991) it had to be abandoned and much footage was lost.[1]

The missing pieces were eventually recovered and it was released officially in 1997, by which time Brad Pitt was a major star. The film was later featured in an episode of Cinema Insomnia.[2]


Rick is a young American who suffers of a rare skin disease which prevents him from exposing himself to any kind of light, especially sunlight. After having tried several cures without success, his father takes him to a village in Yugoslavia where they meet a healer, who is supposed to save him. But the treatment does not work and Rick decides to forget about his illness and enjoy life, feeling the sun on his skin for the first time. In the short time he has left a young American actress enters his life.[3]

Main cast[edit]

  • Guy Boyd ... Father
  • Brad Pitt ... Rick
  • Cheryl Pollak ... Frances
  • Constantin Nitchoff
  • Milena Dravić ... Mother
  • Gorica Popović ... Nina
  • Sonja Savić
  • Nikola Jovanović
  • Boro Begović
  • Milan Sretenović (as Milan Sretenović-Globus)
  • Andjelo Arandjelović (as Angelo Arangelović)
  • Sreten Mitrović
  • Stole Aranđelović ... Vidar (the healer) (as Stole Arangelović)
  • Ras Rastoder
  • Vladan Banović
  • Milorad Novaković
  • Pedja Rolović
  • Vanja Vasić
  • Tatjana Vadnjal
  • Tanja Petrić


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