In 1918 a simple Mongolian herdsman escapes to the hills after brawling with a western capitalist fur trader who cheats him. In 1920 he helps the partisans fight for the Soviets against the... See full summary »
In the beginning of the industrial revolution, the Paris Commune was established in 1871 against the rich and the powerful, and violently repressed by the army that remained faithful to a ... See full summary »
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 »
In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »
Sergei M. Eisenstein
One of the most astounding visual narratives i have ever had the pleasure of witnessing. The simple, yet highly intricate weave of this film still stands as a daunting challenge to the visual baby food served up by Hollywood. Perhaps the nearest we have been since this film, were the efforts of Truffaut and Godard in the late sixties. Dig this one up, its in the archives, but you'll never see anything like it ever again.
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