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Product Details

  • An MVD Exclusive
  • Format: DVD
  • SKU: MVD7924D
  • UPC: 760137792499
  • Street Date: 12/15/15
  • PreBook Date: 11/10/15
  • Label: Secret Weapon Films »
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Run Time: 83 mins
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio: STEREO
  • Year of Production: 2012
  • Region Code: 0
  • Box Lot: 30
  • Territory: NORTH AMERICA
  • Language: English


Cast & Crew

  • Actors:
  •       Michael Burn M.C.
  • Director: Greg Olliver
  • Producer: James Dorrian
  • Producer: Nick Golding
  • Producer: Laura Morris
  • Producer: Greg Olliver
  • Producer: Brian Quinn
  • Director: Greg Olliver
  • Producers: James Dorrian, Nick Golding, Laura Morris, Greg Olliver, Brian Quinn


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Turned Towards The Sun

The astonishing true life story of British Commando Michael Burn M.C.

Turned Towards The Sun
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If the astonishing true-life story of British writer and poet Micky Burn MC had been written as a novel, readers would readily accept it as invented. Born in Mayfair in 1912, his father worked for the Royal family. In 1942, he took part in a daring commando assault on the fortified French port of St Nazaire, where he was captured, and he ended the war a POW in Colditz. He would latterly become a committed Marxist and be credited with saving the life of Audrey Hepburn. American director Greg Olliver, who has previously documented the life of rock star Lemmy, started making this film in 2008, revisiting significant events and places in Burn s life. Burn is presented here as a candid and witty raconteur, with a sharp mind and vivid recollections. He died in 2010, which leaves Turned Towards the Sun as a fitting eulogy to a remarkable figure.


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An extraordinary 20th-century life recalled in age

     —The Arts Desk

A fascinating watch for any lover of film and documentary (5 stars)

     —The Upcoming


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