Primarily a biographical documentary about the military career of Alexander Vasilvich Suvorov, who was Field Marshal of the armies of Catherine the Great and Czar Paul I. After many ... See full summary »
Nikolay P. Cherkasov,
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Soviet followup to several Hollywood aviation films of the 1930s.3 Russian test pilots risk their lives making a round-the-world, non-stop flight on "Pobeda-1" ["Victory-1"]. Their ... See full summary »
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 »
100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.
Sergei M. Eisenstein
I can't agree with previous contributor. This 'terrible' film is an epic tale made by the creator of 'Mat (Mother)' and 'The End of St. Petersburg'. It resembles Eisenstein's 'Alexander Nevsky' made a year before it, it is a propaganda film and a work of art at the same time. Performances are top-notch, the editing is impressive, battle sequences are magnificent. As for historical truth (see Britannica, for example) Moscow was occupied by the Poles in 1610. In May 1611 'ungrateful' Muscovites rioted and the invaders retreated into the Kremlin. The Russians under the leadership of Minin and Pozarsky forced the Poles to surrender in October 1612. Polish reinforcements under famous general Jan Chodkiewicz escaped from the battlefield. I don't understand what the Polish victory in the battle of Kluszyn (1610) have to do with the Polish defeat two years later, seems not more than Austerlitz have with Waterloo.
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