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Burnt by the Sun 2: Prestanding is a Russian drama film directed by and starring Nikita Mikhalkov. It is the sequel to Mikhalkov's 1994 film Burnt by the Sun. In the end of previous movie, Burnt by the Sun, the main protagonist general Kotov was executed by NKVD. But, according to the new movie, he was sent to labour camp instead. As Nazi Germany invades Soviet Union, Kotov, along with his few survived camp-fellows, is drafted to a penal military unit, to fight against invading Germans. Two sub-plots also deal with adventures of Kotov's daughter Nadya and Kotov's nemesis Mitya, the latter's suicide from the original movie was also retconned.