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The End of St. Petersburg (1927)

Konets Sankt-Peterburga (original title)
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 »

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Credited cast:
Aleksandr Chistyakov ...
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His wife
Ivan Chuvelyov ...
Peasant boy
V. Obolensky ...
Lebedev
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aleksei Davor
Vladimir Fogel ...
German Officer
Aleksandr Gromov ...
Revolutionary (as A. Gromov)
Nikolay Khmelyov
Sergey Komarov ...
His employer
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German Officer
Max Tereshkovich
Viktor Tsoppi ...
Patriot
M. Tsybulsky
Anna Zemtsova
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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 fight in World War I. After three years, he returns ready for revolution. Written by Erik Gregersen <erik@astro.as.utexas.edu>

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30 May 1928 (USA)  »

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Vsevolod Pudovkin:  The German officer. See more »

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Edited into Ten Days That Shook the World (1967) See more »

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They don't make 'em like they used to
14 December 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

The End of St Petersburg was another landmark of Soviet realist cinema, as good as if not better than Battleship Potemkin, Strike, or Storm Over Asia. It's incredibly powerful, with many absolutely stunning montage sequences that make today's quick cut edits look like like child's play in comparison. The language of cinema was invented in Russia and Germany by artists like Pudovkin, Eisenstein, Murnau, and Lang. Anyone interested in cinema history needs to see films like this one to appreciate how weak our current crop of auteurs truly are.


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