The business tycoon Nicolas Saccard is nearly ruined by his rival Gunderman, when he tries to raise capital for his company. To push up the price of his stock, Saccard plans a publicity ... See full summary »
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 »
Lot in Sodom is a sensual depiction of the Sodom and Gomorrah story filled with sinewy and semi-clad bodies, delirious bacchanales devoted to physical pleasure, and a searing, cataclysmic ... See full summary »
James Sibley Watson,
Merry Fellows was the first Soviet musical comedy. Set in Odessa and Moscow in the 1930's. Shepherd Kostya Potekhin (Utyosov) is mistaken for an international concert star. He falls in love... See full summary »
US - Vaudeville dancer Marion Dixon is with her German manager von Kneischitz on tour - in Moskau. Her act includes a gun shooting her to the trapeze, the stage director there wants a copy ... See full summary »
A tilted figure, consisting largely of right angles at the beginning, grows by accretion, with the addition of short straight lines and curves which sprout from the existing design. The ... See full summary »
Psychological narrative avantgarde film about a wealthy young businessman who consecutively falls in love with a classy English woman (Pearl), a Russian sculptress (Athalia), and a naive ... See full summary »
This film comes to us from director Sergei Eisenstein, best known for his film "Battleship Potemkin". I am a bit unclear about why this film was made in France when Eisenstein's previous work had been in Russia, but I am sure there is a simple answer if I just looked into it.
This film is not nearly as polished as "Potemkin", and is very experimental. In fact, it is so experimental that I am unclear what the goal was. The only thing I really recall about it (and I only watched it two days ago) is plenty of footage of a dog and some wind.
I have seen the film classified as a comedy, which further confuses me, because I did not see anything really funny about it. Maybe I missed the point? This could be, because I am still trying to figure out what "sentimental romance" means in the context of this film... and I just do not get it.
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