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Revolution in Russia (1906)

La révolution en Russie (original title)

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A dramatization of the uprising in Odessa, Russia in 1905: A ship's crew, tired of being mistreated, mutinies and takes over their ship. When they reach land, a sailor who died during the ... See full summary »

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A dramatization of the uprising in Odessa, Russia in 1905: A ship's crew, tired of being mistreated, mutinies and takes over their ship. When they reach land, a sailor who died during the mutiny is made a martyr, inspiring an uprising in the city. Then the authorities decide to repress the revolt with a brutal show of force. Written by Snow Leopard

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Version of Battleship Potemkin (1925) See more »

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Recreation of a revolution
15 June 2009 | by (www.2020-movie-reviews.com) – See all my reviews

While lacking the grandeur and narrative technique of Sergei Eisenstein's Battleship Potemkin, this French film from Pathe makes a decent job of recreating key moments from the Russian revolution of 1905 in Odessa.

The film opens with sailors aboard a ship complaining to officers about the condition of their food, a situation which the ship's captain handles by shooting the leader of the unhappy diners. This proves to be a big mistake because before you can say 'dummy double' the Captain finds himself turning all floppy and being thrown overboard. There then follows scenes of the sailors taking control of the ship, the grieving family and friends of the dead sailor and the beating of peasants by cossack soldiers.

While the lack of any narrative structure means the film is simply a disjointed collection of scenes, it is worth acknowledging the effort that has gone into making this a believable recreation by the film's makers.


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