MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,055 this week

Strike (1925)
"Stachka" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1961 (USA)
7.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.7/10 from 3,889 users  
Reviews: 28 user | 24 critic

A group of oppressed factory workers go on strike in per-revolutionary Russia.

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 49 titles
created 10 Mar 2012
 
a list of 23 titles
created 30 Jan 2013
 
a list of 30 titles
created 02 Jul 2013
 
a list of 34 titles
created 15 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Strike" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Strike (1925)

Strike (1925) on IMDb 7.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Strike.

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary | Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Eisenstein shows us Mexico in this movie, its history and its culture. He believes, that Mexico can become a modern state.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Sergey Bondarchuk, Grigori Aleksandrov
Earth (1930)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva
Mother (1926)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Stars: Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

An aging doorman, after being fired from his prestigious job at a luxurious Hotel is forced to face the scorn of his friends, neighbours and society.

Director: F.W. Murnau
Stars: Emil Jannings, Maly Delschaft, Max Hiller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Idol of Hope (1941)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Filmic insert to Eisenstein's modernized, free adaptation of Ostrovskiy's 19th-century Russian stage play, "The Wise Man" ("Na vsyakogo mudretsa dovolno prostoty"). The anti-hero Glumov ... See full summary »

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Grigori Aleksandrov, Aleksandr Antonov, Sergei M. Eisenstein
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Bezhin lug (1935)
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Soviet farmer's son, who is working at a Kolchos is killed by his father, who wants to burn the fields of the Kolchos to damage the Soviet Society.

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Viktor Kartashov, Nikolay Khmelyov, Pyotr Arzhanov
Short | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Stars: Nikolai Cherkasov, Mikhail Romm, Oleg Zhakov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of Russian director Sergei M. Eisenstein in Mexico trying to film his unfinished Que Viva Mexico (1979).

Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Maksim Shtraukh ...
Police Spy
Grigori Aleksandrov ...
Factory Foreman
Mikhail Gomorov ...
Worker
I. Ivanov ...
Chief of Police
Ivan Klyukvin ...
Revolutionary
Aleksandr Antonov ...
Member of Strike Committee
Yudif Glizer ...
Queen of Thieves
Anatoliy Kuznetsov
Vera Yanukova
Vladimir Uralsky ...
(as V. Uralsky)
M. Mamin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boris Yurtsev ...
King of Thieves
Edit

Storyline

In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents. When a worker hangs himself after being falsely accused of thievery, the workers strike. At first, there's excitement in workers' households and in public places as they develop their demands communally. Then, as the strike drags on and management rejects demands, hunger mounts, as does domestic and civic distress. Provocateurs recruited from the lumpen and in league with the police and the fire department bring problems to the workers; the spies do their dirty work; and, the military arrives to liquidate strikers. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

strike | factory | spy | working | police | See more »

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La grève  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD special edition)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The earliest Russian-Soviet film included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider. See more »

Connections

Edited into Histoire(s) du cinéma: Toutes les histoires (1988) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Light years Ahead
14 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The first thing you notice about Eisenstein's Strike is its modern feel. Even a simple glance will reveal hundreds of images and techniques that are still being used today; notice how the introduction of characters like The Owl and The Fox mirror similar introductions in films like Ocean's Eleven or even Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Notice the amazing photography that constantly adds an undercurrent of dark humour to the narrative, notice also the unsentimental editing that creates dialectical meaning from juxtaposition of disturbing images - a slaughtered cow, the vanquished strikers, a dead baby, the greed of the bourgeoisie.

Battleship Potempkin was popular with the Stalinist regime because its lack of formalism, there was little in it to fool a dim witted censor. Itserved a purpose first, an aesthetic ideal second - the same can not be said for Strike that is as visually exciting as it is politically interesting. At times it resembles Lang and the German Expressionists with its moving sculptures of factories and machinery and at others it resembles Eisenstein at his realist best. Think of the Odessa steps directed by Murnau and you get somewhere near the idea.

Strike is a black film that is made blacker by comic scenes of the harshness of pre-Revolutionary Russian life and there are dancing bears too!


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
office posters robinakaaly
Discuss Strike (1925) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?