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Arsenal (1929)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | 9 November 1929 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Semyon Svashenko ...
Timosh, the Ukrainian
Amvrosi Buchma ...
Georgi Khorkov ...
A Red Army Soldier (as G. Khorkov)
Dmitri Erdman ...
A German Officer
Sergey Petrov ...
A German Soldier
M. Mikhajlovsky ...
A Nationalist
Aleksandr Evdakov ...
Nikolai Kuchinsky ...
Petliura
O. Merlatti ...
Sadovsky (as F. Merlatti)
Nikolai Nademsky ...
Grandpa
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luciano Albertini ...
Raffaele
Pyotr Masokha ...
Workman
Les Podorozhnij ...
Pavloo
T. Wagner
Boris Zagorsky ...
Dead Soldier
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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 Mr Bongo

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Drama | War

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9 November 1929 (USA)  »

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Arsenaal  »

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(Copy with French subtitles at Brussels Musée du Cinéma)

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1.33 : 1
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In a scene early in the film, a soldier lies dead, covered with sand, but the sand can be seen to rise and fall with the actor's breathing. See more »

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Referenced in Classe di ferro: Il campo estivo (1989) See more »

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Arsenal review!!
13 September 2005 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

Another montage crazy film by the Russians here. Instead of Eisenstein laying it on thick, we have Alexander Dovzshenko getting into the act with 'Arsenal'. A film about, yes, the oppression of the people against the state! Instead of the Russians, this time we the Ukrainians becoming oppressed. Mainly set in a arsenal factory (!!) the people fight the threat of Government interference! Set to a frenetic score, Arsenal sure must have kept the editors busy with many crazy jump cuts going at a frenetic pace. What does it all mean? Not 100% sure, as some of the obvious symbolism just flew right by me. It's an OK movie if you're into that sort of stuff. (You know who you are).


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