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Turned Toward the Sun

Synopsis
Documentary about the true-life story of British writer and poet Micky Burn. Born in Mayfair in 1912, his father worked for the Royal family. He became the lover of the communist spy Guy Burgess, and would initially be taken in by Nazism, expressing an admiration for Hitler. 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 was credited with saving the life of Audrey Hepburn.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2015
Subjects
History
Keywords
espionage; homosexuality; World War II

Credits

Contributor
Michael Burn

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£6.98
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
103 minutes
Year
2016

Distributor

Name

Matchbox Films

Email
Murray@matchboxfilms.co.uk
Web
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Available from retail outlets

Online Retailer

Name

amazon.co.uk

Web
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