GenreDrama, Romance Music directorKornelije Kovac CountryUnited States
Release dateDecember 21, 1988 (1988-12-21) (United States)
December 20, 1997 (1997-12-20) (Japan) WriterZeljko Mijanovic (screenplay), Andrew Horton (screenplay), Nikola Jovanovic (story) CastBrad Pitt (Rick), Guy Boyd (Vater), Cheryl Pollak (Frances), Constantin Nitchoff, Milena Dravi? (Mother) Similar moviesYoure Not You (2014)
TaglineThey needed a miracle for their love to survive
The dark side of the sun part 6
A man finds freedom and love as he searches for a cure to a rare skin disease.
The Dark Side of the Sun is a 1988 American-Yugoslavian drama film about a young man in search of a cure for a dreaded skin disease. It was directed by Bozidar Nikolic and is also Brad Pitts first leading role.
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. The missing pieces were eventually recovered and it was released officially in 1997, by which time Pitt was a major star. The film was later featured in an episode of Cinema Insomnia.
He risks it all for the love of a lifetime!
The dark side of the sun 1988
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.
Youre Not You (2014). Milena Dravic appears in The Dark Side of the Sun and Man Is Not a Bird. The Age of Adaline (2015). Safe (1995). The Third Person (2013).
Brad Pitt as Rick
Guy Boyd as Father
Milena Dravic as Mother
Cheryl Pollak as Frances
Gorica Popovic as Nina
Milan Sretenovic (as Milan Sretenovic-Globus)
Andjelo Arandjelovic (as Angelo Arangelovic)
Stole Arandelovic ... Vidar (the healer) (as Stole Arangelovic)