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Sergei M. Eisenstein (written by) and
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Release Date:
20 January 1928 (Soviet Union) See more »
In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of... See more » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Nikolay Popov ... Kerenskiy
Vasili Nikandrov ... V.I. Lenin
Layaschenko ... Konovalov
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chibisov ... Skobolev
Boris Livanov ... Terestsenko
Mikholyev ... Kishkin
Nikolai Padvoisky ... Bolshevik (as N. Podvoisky)
Smelsky ... Verderevsky

Eduard Tisse ... German Soldier

Directed by
Grigoriy Aleksandrov  (as G. Aleksandrov)
Sergei M. Eisenstein  (as S. M. Eisenstein)
Writing credits
Sergei M. Eisenstein (written by) (as S. M. Eisenstein) and
Grigoriy Aleksandrov (written by) (as G. Aleksandrov)

Boris Agapow (intertitles) (as B. Agapov)

John Reed (book)

Original Music by
Edmund Meisel 
Dmitri Shostakovich 
Cinematography by
Eduard Tisse 
Film Editing by
Esfir Tobak  (as E. Tobak)
Art Direction by
A. Alekseev 
Vasili Kovrigin 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mikhail Gomorov .... assistant director (as M. Gomorov)
Maksim Shtraukh .... assistant director (as M. Shtraukh)
Ilya Trauberg .... assistant director (as I. Trauberg)
Sound Department
V. Babushkin .... sound
V. Ladygin .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Viktor Maslennikov .... camera operator (as V. Maslennikov)
Vladimir Nilsen .... assistant camera
Vladimir Popov .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
E. Kotov .... contributing editor
Music Department
A. Kholodilin .... music consultant
Frank Strobel .... conductor
Other crew
I. Mints .... consulting professor
Nikolai Padvoisky .... commissioner (as N.I. Podvoiski)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Oktyabr" - Soviet Union (original title)
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Finland:103 min | Sweden:104 min | USA:95 min | Finland:142 min (2007 restored version) | 127 min (20 fps) | Spain:115 min (DVD special edition)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Sergei M. Eisenstein had to remove most of the footage featuring Leon Trotsky. The re-editing caused the film to be reduced to a little over three quarters of its intended length.See more »
Revealing mistakes: The Bolshevik revolutionary killed by the mob can be seen blinking his eyes after dead.See more »
V.I. Lenin:Long live the revolutionary soldiers and workers who have overthrown the Monarchy! No support for the Provisional Government! Long live the Socialist Revolution!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Historia del cine: Epoca muda (1983) (V)See more »


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The film is dedicated to the Petrograd Proletariat. What is that?
What is The Pravda?
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
A must see movie, 26 June 2016
Author: zif ofoz from United States

Even though this masterpiece was created in 1928 it will completely blow you away in today's high tech computer graphic world! Even if you do not care for the story Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein have created a photographic dream, almost surreal silent imagery, that will have your eyes locked to the screen.

If you want a more studious look into the background of this historical movie there are other writers here in the review section that have written wonderful reviews of this move. But if you want to feel the emotion, the peasants frustration, the activist anger, the boredom of the lazy uncaring ruling class, then please watch and absorb this wonderful movie.

It is a privileged to see this film and thank goodness it has been preserved as so many films from the early 20th Century have deteriorated or are completely lost.

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