Down 7,023 this week

One-Sixth of the World (1926)
"Shestaya chast mira" (original title)

 -  Documentary
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 205 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 3 critic

Add a Plot



0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1575 titles
created 24 Sep 2011
list image
a list of 15 titles
created 21 Dec 2011
a list of 1067 titles
created 15 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 808 titles
created 19 Jan 2012
list image
a list of 528 titles
created 2 months ago

Related Items

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: One-Sixth of the World (1926)

One-Sixth of the World (1926) on IMDb 7.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of One-Sixth of the World.


Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

In this silent predecessor to the modern documentary, film-maker Robert J. Flaherty spends one year following the lives of Nanook and his family, Inuit living in the Arctic Circle.

Director: Robert J. Flaherty
Stars: Allakariallak, Nyla, Allee
Mother (1926)
    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
Certificate: Passed Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The struggles of a hardscrabble Iranian nomadic tribe as they journey through bleak country to reach the grasslands that will save their livestock.

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack, Marguerite Harrison
    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
Earth (1930)
    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
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The film chronicles the adventures of an American, "Mr. West," and his faithful bodyguard and servant Jeddie, as they visit the land of the horrible, evil Bolsheviks. Through various ... See full summary »

Director: Lev Kuleshov
Stars: Porfiri Podobed, Boris Barnet, Aleksandra Khokhlova
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Yelizaveta Svilova, Dziga Vertov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov
Lullaby (1937)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Director: Dziga Vertov


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis






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

Mesmerizing Film Collage As Fascinating As The Extinct U.S.R.R. itself

Herr Dziga Vertov was certainly one of the most important film directors in the history of the U.S.S.R., an innovative director, documentary maker and film theorist who used cinematography as the perfect vehicle for his artistic endeavors, achievements not always fully understood or shared by either his colleagues or the Soviet authorities.

Herr Dziga Vertov's film style "Kino-Glaz" ( Cinema Eye ) reflects perfectly the artistic concerns that the Russian director had in the mid 20's, films wherein the use of editing is fundamental in order to put in images Herr Vertov's film artistic theories about the camera capturing reality. However, this is something of a contradiction because editing is in a certain way the manipulation of reality… "Shestaya Chast Mira" ( One-Sixth Of The World ) (1926) was commissioned by Gostorg, an agency of the Russian Government. Not surprisingly, the film is a paean to the powerful possibilities of the U.S.R.R., a big country composed of an enormous diversity of people, races and nationalities, masters of the sixth part of the world who will put their efforts in the service of their country to make it a world power.

Herr Vertov shows us many industrial sequences, the exporting of Soviet goods and a detailed ethnographical study of the many peoples that make up the Soviet Union. It is masterful propaganda. The use of editing is certainly astonishing and obviously fundamental for this kind of picture wherein different shots and sequences melt together to convey a political message and an artistic study, including fascinating camera angles and film techniques like split screens, animation and the travelling camera. All this creates mesmerizing film collage as fascinating as the extinct U.S.R.R. itself.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must ask for the whole part of his inheritance from one of his Teutonic rich heiresses.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien

0 of 0 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