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Battleship Potemkin -- A dramatized account of a great Russian naval mutiny and a resulting street demonstration which brought on a police massacre.

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Writer:
Nina Agadzhanova (script by)
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Release Date:
24 December 1925 (Soviet Union) See more »
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Tagline:
Revolution is the only lawful, equal, effectual war. It was in Russia that this war was declared and begun. See more »
Plot:
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Still one of the best films ever made. See more (185 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Aleksandr Antonov ... Grigory Vakulinchuk
Vladimir Barskiy ... Commander Golikov

Grigoriy Aleksandrov ... Chief Officer Giliarovsky
Ivan Bobrov ... Young Sailor Flogged While Sleeping (as I. Bobrov)
Mikhail Gomorov ... Militant Sailor
Aleksandr Levshin ... Petty Officer
N. Poltavtseva ... Woman With Pince-nez
Konstantin Feldman ... Student Agitator
Prokhorenko ... Mother Carrying Wounded Boy
A. Glauberman ... Wounded Boy
Beatrice Vitoldi ... Woman With Baby Carriage
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniil Antonovich ... Sailor
Iona Biy-Brodskiy ... Student (as Brodsky)
Julia Eisenstein ... Woman with Food for Sailors

Sergei M. Eisenstein ... Odessa Citizen
Andrey Fayt ... Recruit (as A. Fait)
Korobey ... Legless Veteran
Marusov ... Officer
Protopopov ... Old Man
Repnikova ... Woman on the Steps
Vladimir Uralskiy
Zerenin ... Student
Aleksanteri Ahola-Valo ... Extra (uncredited)

Directed by
Sergei M. Eisenstein  (as S.M. Eisenstein)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Nina Agadzhanova  script by (as N.F. Agadzhanova-Shutko)
Nikolay Aseev  intertitles (uncredited)
Sergei M. Eisenstein  uncredited
Sergey Tretyakov  intertitles (uncredited)

Original Music by
Eric Allaman (1986)
Yati Durant 
Vladimir Heifetz 
Nikolai Kryukov (1950)
Chris Lowe 
Edmund Meisel  (as Meisel)
Neil Tennant 
 
Cinematography by
Eduard Tisse (lead cinematographer)
Vladimir Popov (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Grigoriy Aleksandrov (re-issue) (uncredited)
Sergei M. Eisenstein (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Vasiliy Rakhals (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brian Shirey .... production manager (2007 alternate version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Grigoriy Aleksandrov .... assistant director (as T. Aleksandrov)
 
Sound Department
Evgeniy Kashkevich .... sound recordist (1950 re-issue)
 
Editorial Department
Sala Deinema .... work print editor: Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin (2007 alternate version)
Ron Heidt .... title editor (2007 alternate version)
Erika Schmidt .... negative cutter: Bundesarchiv-Filmarchiv, Berlin (2007 alternate version)
Gerhard Ullmann .... colorization (2007 alternate version)
Jay Leyda .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Helmut Imig .... conductor: Deutsches Filmorchestra Babelsberg (2007 alternate version)
Helmut Imig .... instrumentation: Edmund Meisel's 1926 score (2007 alternate version)
Helmut Imig .... music adaptor: Edmund Meisel's 1926 score (2007 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Aleksandr Antonov .... assistant to director (as A. Antonov)
Anna Bohn .... reconstruction collaborator (2007 alternate version)
Mikhail Gomorov .... assistant to director (as M. Gomorov)
S. Kazakov .... supervisor (1950 reissue)
A. Kotoshev .... administrator
A.P. Kryukov .... administrator
Aleksandr Levshin .... assistant to director (as A. Levshin)
Enno Patalas .... reconstruction director (2007 alternate version)
Maksim Shtraukh .... assistant to director (as M. Shtraukh)
Bret Wood .... title designer (2007 alternate version)
Herzl Effensachs .... director: marine sequences (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bronenosets Potemkin" - Soviet Union (original title)
"Potemkin" - USA (informal title)
"The Armored Cruiser Potemkin" - USA (alternative title)
"The Battleship Potemkin" - USA (video box title)
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Runtime:
75 min | Spain:70 min | Spain:77 min | USA:66 min | Argentina:80 min | Spain:68 min (DVD edition) | 72 min (17 fps) (Blu-ray)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:G (Ontario) | Finland:K-12 (1978) | Finland:K-16 (1952) | Finland:(Banned) (1930) | Germany:12 | Germany:(Banned) (1933-1945) | Italy:T (1960) | Italy:(Banned) (1925 - 1960) | Netherlands:AL (video rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Norway:16 (1954) | Norway:Banned (1926) | Portugal:M/12 (DVD rating) | Portugal:(Banned) (original rating) | Portugal:M/12 (re-release) | Portugal:M/16 (video rating) | Portugal:17 (1974) | South Korea:15 (1994) | Spain:T | Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (uncut) (1952) | Sweden:15 (re-rating) (cut) (1946) | UK:PG (re-rating) (1987) | UK:X (re-rating) (1954) | UK:Rejected (original rating) (1926-1954) | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)
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Trivia:
The film is included on Roger Ebert's "Great Movies" list.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: Vakulinchuk is breathing slightly as his body lies in state.See more »
Quotes:
Commander Golikov:Whoever is satisfied with the borscht take two steps forward!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Jango (1984)See more »

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74 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Still one of the best films ever made., 20 June 1999
Author: Orlok from Watertown, MA

Quite a lot has been said about this film and its landmark importance in forming the language of film. If you are interested in film history, to truly understand the innovations Eisenstein brings to the medium you might try viewing Potemkin along side most any film made before it (those of D.W. Griffith offer a good contrast). It should be allowed that Eisenstein was not the only montage theorist and the principles of montage editing would likely have been discovered by another given time. However, even today, few directors have approached the skill with which Eisenstein created meaning through the combination of images at such an early point in the evolution of the medium.

If you are not interested in that sort of thing, Potemkin is still one of the most beautiful and moving films ever made. You should see it, buy it, and tatoo it to your chest.

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