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Set in the bleak aftermath and devastation of the World War I, a recently demobbed soldier, Timosh, returns to his hometown Kiev, after having survived a train wreck. His arrival coincides with a national celebration of Ukrainian freedom, but the festivities are not to last as a disenchanted. Written by
My scarce knowledge about Soviet and Ukrainian history didn't permit me to understand the plot, details about the players involved, and the characters' motivations as well as I would have liked to; nevertheless, all things considered, Arsenal is a rather interesting film to watch. It had a frantic pace and the entire movie could easily serve as an exhibit of truly impressive and ahead-of-its-time camera work and editing techniques.
I think I would have liked it as whole had I been more familiar with the historical context the events it depicted were framed in. What's blatantly manifest is that it was made with propagandistic purposes, something I dislike completely, but I felt so lost in it that I wouldn't even know in favor of whom it was exactly.
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