7.5/10
256
3 user 3 critic

One-Sixth of the World (1926)

Shestaya chast mira (original title)
"Sixth Part of the World" was the size of Soviet Union of the time. Many peoples of many customs composed it. Ice and desert, forest and ocean. Bread, furs, machines. All and every is a part of great unity.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Kino Eye (1924)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This documentary promoting the joys of life in a Soviet village centers around the activities of the Young Pioneers. These children are constantly busy, pasting propaganda posters on walls,... See full summary »

Director: Dziga Vertov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Three anonymous songs about Lenin provide the basis for this documentary that celebrates the achievements of the Soviet Union and Lenin's role in creating them.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Stars: Dolores Ibárruri, Nadezhda Krupskaya, V.I. Lenin
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Stars: Mikhail Kaufman
Enthusiasm (1931)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

How the miners of the Don coal basin (one of the industrial regions of Ukraine) were striving to fulfill in four years their part of the Five Year Plan.

Director: Dziga Vertov
Zvenigora (1928)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Zvenigora stars Nikolai Nademsky (Earth), as the grandfather of Timoshka (Semyon Svashenko), whom he alerts to secret treasure buried in the mountains and the boy spends the rest of his ... See full synopsis »

Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Nikolai Nademsky, Vladimir Uralsky
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A peasant comes to St. Petersburg to find work. He unwittingly helps in the arrest of an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to ... See full summary »

Directors: Vsevolod Pudovkin, Mikhail Doller
Stars: Aleksandr Chistyakov, Vera Baranovskaya, Ivan Chuvelyov
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A girl Parasha Pitunova comes to Moscow from a deep province, eventually she arrives at a house. This is a story about the house and its inhabitants.

Director: Boris Barnet
Stars: Vera Maretskaya, Vladimir Fogel, Yelena Tyapkina
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 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 8.4/10 X  

A family of four are the sole inhabitants of a small island, where they struggle each day to irrigate their crops.

Director: Kaneto Shindô
Stars: Nobuko Otowa, Taiji Tonoyama, Shinji Tanaka
Novosti dnya (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
Edit

Storyline

"Sixth Part of the World" was the size of Soviet Union of the time. Many peoples of many customs composed it. Ice and desert, forest and ocean. Bread, furs, machines. All and every is a part of great unity.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Release Date:

18 December 2015 (Uruguay)  »

Also Known As:

A Sixth of the World  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Could be one of the few "perfect" films ever made
21 December 2000 | by (Scotland) – See all my reviews

What a delight. Beautiful, poetic, rhythmic editing. Certainly the best all - out documentary EVER made. In fact, the perfect documentary. Eisenstein may have invented Narrative style but Vertov is the master of montage. Beautiful, sadly obscure stuff.


9 of 14 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Vertov available on DVD oesterreichischesfilmmus
Discuss One-Sixth of the World (1926) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page