It is the 13th century, and Russia is overrun by foreign invaders. A Russian knyaz', or prince, Alexander Nevsky, rallies the people to form a ragtag army to drive back an invasion by the Teutonic knights. This is a true story based on the actual battle at a lake near Novgorod. Written by
Gene Volovich <email@example.com>
Original Symphonic Score by Sergei Prokofieff
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Propaganda 1 Pro-communism/Russia: the call for peasants to rise up and defeat the invaders; the involvement of a woman (Vasilisa) in the army and at the forefront of the struggle; the banishment of the moneyed men (the bourgeoisie) from the town as the peasants arrive; the forgiveness of the Russian people to the foot soldiers of the Teutonic knights (because they were forced to serve the knights). See more
As Olga helps her two suitors, Gavrilo and Vasili, from the battlefield, each is walking beside her supported by her in the middle with their outer hands empty. The next shot from the rear shows that Vasili has acquired a sword that he uses as a walking stick to assist him. See more
[after Alexander has come to Novgorod
Go back to your Pereyaslavl! We don't want war!
Anani - a Monk
And we have no love for you!
[to both of them
I haven't come to Novgorod as a lover, but as a military commander!
[to both the merchant and Anani
If you rich folks don't follow him willingly, then the peasants will break every bone in your bodies!