With Vseukrainske Foto Kino Upravlinnia (VUFKU) (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
1. Man with a Movie Camera (1929)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Music
A man travels around a city with a camera slung over his shoulder, documenting urban life with dazzling invention.
Director: Dziga Vertov | Stars: Mikhail Kaufman, Elizaveta Svilova
2. Earth (1930)
Unrated | 75 min | Drama
In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Stepan Shkurat, Semyon Svashenko, Yuliya Solntseva, Yelena Maksimova
3. Arsenal (1929)
Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, War
A soldier returns to Kyiv after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Georgi Khorkov, Amvrosi Buchma, Dmitri Erdman
4. Zvenigora (1927)
109 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old Ukrainian man protects and searches for a legendary treasure in the midst of political upheavals.
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Nikolai Nademsky, Semyon Svashenko, Aleksandr Podorozhnyy, Polina Sklyar-Otava
5. Bennie the Howl (1927)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama
The seamy Jewish underworld of Odessa is the setting for Isaac Babel's story based on the life of gangster king Mishka Yaponchik "Mike the Jap" Vinnitsky. Murder is a way of life for Benya ... See full summary »
Director: Vladimir Vilner | Stars: Matvei Lyarov, Yuri Shumsky, Nikolai Nademsky, Ivan Zamychkovsky
6. In Spring (1929)
79 min | Documentary
In Spring is a masterpiece of Ukrainian cinema avant-garde, a non-fiction film made by Mikhail Kaufman, Dziga Vertov's brother and co-author, along the lines of the avant-gardist theory of ... See full summary »
Director: Mikhail Kaufman
7. Spartak (1926)
96 min | Drama, History
Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Nikolay Deynar, Matvei Lyarov, Brodskaya, Ivan Kononenko-Kozelskiy
8. The Eleventh Year (1927)
59 min | Documentary
This documentary film is showing the hard labor of countrymen in industrial production to strengthen the U.S.S.R. economy and turning their country into a world power.
Director: Dziga Vertov
9. Dekabryukhov i Oktyabryukhov (1928)
The bourgeois wedding of Dekabryukhova is interrupted by the machine-gun fire of revolution. He flees abroad, leaving his wife. Oktyabryukhov stays and adapts to the new life. At the end of... See full summary »
Directors: O. Iskander, Aleksei Smirnov | Stars: Georgi Astafyev, Leonid Barbe, A. Belov, Afanasi Belov
10. Bread (1930)
45 min | Drama
A demobilized Red Army soldier returns to his village. Inspired by the spirit of collectivism, he plows a field so that the kulak's portion now belongs to the community, and sows it with ... See full summary »
Director: Mykola Shpykovskyi | Stars: Fedir Hamalii, Dmitriy Kapka, Luka Lyashenko, Sofia Smirnova
11. Zhizn v rukakh (1930)
Director: David Maryan | Stars: Boris Ferdinandov, Anya Fisher, Vladimir Lisovskiy, Ivan Malikov-Elvorti
12. The Night Coachman (1929)
54 min | Drama
Set in Odessa at the end of the Civil War when the town is occupied by the Whites. The night coachman, fifty-year-old Gordi Yaroshchuk, lives with his daughter Kate who gets involved with a Bolshevik and revolutionary.
Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, Maria Dyusimeter, Karl Tomski, Yuri Shumsky
13. A Spectre Haunts Europe (1923)
Set in an imaginary land where the threat of revolution spurs the Emperor to seek exile in one of the most distant parts of his realm. There he meets Elka, the daughter of a revolutionary ... See full summary »
Director: Vladimir Gardin | Stars: Zoya Barantsevich, Oleg Frelikh, Evgeniy Gryaznov, Liana Iskritskaya-Gardina
14. Yagodka lyubvi (1926)
27 min | Comedy, Short
Jean, the hairdresser, is flabbergasted: what is that baby his girlfriend Lisa has put in his arms out of the blue? The fruit of love? Out of the question. From that moment on, the ... See full summary »
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Maryan Krushelnitsky, Margarita Barskaya, Dmitriy Kapka, Ivan Zamychkovsky
15. Alim (1926)
Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Ivan Arbenin-Padokhin, Aleksandr Arbo, Asiye Emir-Zade, Heiri Emirzade
16. The Diplomatic Pouch (1927)
50 min | Thriller
The true murder of the Soviet diplomat Teodor Nette, which narrates the difficulties in returning the diplomatic bag of the murdered agent to Russia, by sea and before it is found by the British secret police.
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko | Stars: Mattea Buyukli, A. Klymenko, Heorhii Zelondzhev-Shypov, Ida Penzo
17. Two Days (1927)
60 min | Drama
During the 1917-1921 Civil War in Ukraine, a landlord and his family flee the Bolshevik troops, who are already on the outskirts of the city. The faithful doorman stays behind to guard the ... See full summary »
Director: Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: Ivan Zamychkovsky, Sergei Minin, Valeriy Gakkebush, P. Stroganov
18. Jimmie Higgins (1928)
70 min | Drama
Jimmy Higgings is an worker at a plant making weapons for Tsarist Russia and the German Empire. During World War I, Jimmy speaks at a spontaneous rally against the war. He is arrested. When... See full summary »
Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, Elena Adamaytis-Astangova, Boris Shlikhting, V. Kolpashnikov
19. The Self-Seeker (1929)
75 min | Comedy
An opportunistic Kyivan Apollon Shmyguyev, whose peaceful bourgeois life is interrupted by the civil war, decides to wait out the trouble in the South of Ukraine, which is under the rule of... See full summary »
Director: Mykola Shpykovskyi | Stars: Dora Feller-Spikovskaya, Dimitry Kaka, Luka Lyashenko, Ivan Sadovskiy
20. Troye (1928)
70 min | Comedy
A Soviet comedy based on a story by O. Henry adapted for film by Vladimir Mayakovsky. Three boys: an exemplary young communist, a son of capitalist, and a homeless street thug, swap their dresses and change their behavior.
Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Gavriil Marinchak, V. Goncharov, Zoya Barantsevich, Yuriy Krestinskiy
21. Borislav smeyetsya (1927)
About the first worker strikes of in Austrian Galicia. The action takes place in the 1870s in the vicinity of the city of Borislav, known for its rich deposits of earth wax (oil product).
Director: Iosi Rojas | Stars: Ivan Zamychkovsky, Matvei Lyarov, Vladimir Lisovskiy, Lidiya Matsiyevskaya
22. Taras Shevchenko (1926)
185 min | Biography, History
Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, Vasili Lyudvinsky, Ivan Khudoleyev, Nikolai Panov
23. Order na arest (1927)
84 min | Drama
The psychological torture of a woman ,whose revolutionary husband has fled the city, and who has been left secret documents to guard, during the advance of the White Army in the Civil War following the Bolshevik Revolution.
Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Heiri Emirzade, Nikolay Kutuzov, Alik Litovecky, Nikolai Panov
24. Dokumenty epokhy (1928)
67 min | Documentary
Unique chronically documentary due to some rare footage with the activists of the Ukrainian revolution: Hermann von Eichhorn, the supreme commander of the German troops, walks along Kyiv ... See full summary »
Directors: Y. Habovych, Léonide Moguy
25. Adventures of Half a Rubel (1929)
66 min | Drama
Children from working class neighborhoods wearing patched-up clothes have fun in Kyiv streets - they slide down showy slopes, walk on the brink of a precipice and even conquer the light ice... See full summary »
Director: Aksel Lundin | Stars: Ivan Kononenko-Kozelskiy, Kolya Kopelyan, D. Lyubchenko
26. Five Brides (1930)
57 min | Drama
Bandits descend on a Jewish village and threaten to destroy it if they're not given five beauties in wedding dresses.
Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Aleksandr Istomin, Matvei Lyarov, Raisa Rami-Shor, Stepan Shagaida
27. Kira Kiralina (1928)
86 min | Drama
To pay off debts, Kira at 13 is sold by her parents to the old and rich Stavro. Constantly humiliated and beaten she gives birth to Dragomir and Kiralina. The trader Nazid kills Stavro to be able to sell Kiralina to a brothel.
Director: Boris Glagolin | Stars: Elena Valerskaya, Krestinsky, Akitov, Heiri Emirzade
28. Dve zhenshchiny (1929)
Director: Grigoriy Roshal | Stars: Yuliya Solntseva, Sofya Yakovleva, Semyon Svashenko, Aleksandr Chuverov
29. P.K.P. (1926)
126 min | History, War
Directors: Aksel Lundin, Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: Nikolai Kuchinsky, Matvei Lyarov, Yuri Tyutyunik, Dmitri Erdman
30. Poslednyaya stavka mistera Ennioka (1923)
Director: Vladimir Gardin | Stars: Iona Talanov, Oleg Frelikh, Zoya Barantsevich, Vasili Kovrigin
31. Liven (1929)
75 min | Drama, History
About the peasant uprising at the end of the 18th century under the leadership of Maxim Zheleznyak and Ivan Gonta.
Director: Ivan Kavaleridze | Stars: Ivan Maryanenko, M. Petlyashenko, Severin Pankivskiy, Stepan Shkurat
32. Tamilla (1927)
41 min | Short, Drama
Director: Muhsin Ertugrul | Stars: Anna Zarzhitskaya, Nikolai Kuchinsky, Ivan Kapralov, Matvei Lyarov
33. Son Tolstopuzenko (1924)
On the fight against kulaks in the village.
Directors: Les Kurbas, Aleksandr Pereguda | Stars: Amvrosi Buchma, A. Simonov, F. Balaban, A. Olenich-Alekseyeva
34. Mut (1927)
Director: Georgi Tasin | Stars: Nikolay Dalmatov, Oleg Olegov, Nikolai Panov, Nina Tairova
35. Vasya reformator (1926)
49 min | Comedy, Drama
Vasya has been left to himself since childhood and is used to independence. In one day, Vasya manages to get a man out of the water, ride a strange car, expose a priest and catch the thief.
Directors: Aleksandr Dovzhenko, Faust Lopatinsky | Stars: Vasili Lyudvinsky, Yuri Chernyshov, Yuri Shumsky, Natalya Chernysheva
36. Lesnoy zver (1925)
In the spring of 1920, Buzko was an employee of the Odessa Provincial Cheka, whose task was to find the den of the forest chieftain Zabolotny, who had terrorized the population of two ... See full summary »
Director: Aksel Lundin | Stars: Nikolai Saltykov, Arkadiy Malskiy, Ivan Kapralov, Nikolai Panov
37. Shadows of Belvedere (1927)
145 min | Drama
A love story between a Polish military officer Zvolinskiy and a poor Jewish girl Liya. Both are falsely accused of treason and sentenced to death. Polish president changes the sentence to exile, but will they survive the tragic ordeal?
Director: Alexander Anoshchenko | Stars: Ivan Arbenin-Padokhin, Elena Deyneko, Aleksandr Dolinin, M. Fedorenko
38. Street Kids (1928)
On the elimination of child homelessness in the years of NEP. In a small port city in the basement Vasya and Ganusya live with a drunken father. After the father's death in a drunken brawl,... See full summary »
Directors: Dmitri Erdman, Yakov Geller | Stars: S. Kozlov, Stepan Vasyutinskiy, Vasili Lyudvinsky, Irina Insarova
39. Perekop (1930)
38 min | Short, History
Kavaleridze's silent revolutionary epic Perekop depicts the Perekop-Chongar operation (1920) during the Russian Civil War, in which the Red Army, led by Nestor Makhno's troops, defeated ... See full summary »
Director: Ivan Kavaleridze | Stars: Ivan Tverdokhleb, Vasiliy Krasenko, V. Poddubnyi, Oksana Podlesnaya
40. Wandering Stars (1927)
63 min | Drama
The violinist Leva Ratkovich loved the poor girl Rachel, but her father did not allow her to marry a "beggar". Making sure that in tsarist Russia he could not achieve recognition, Leva ... See full summary »
Director: Grigori Gritscher-Tscherikower | Stars: Ya. Bri, I. Dubravim, Raisa Rami-Shor, Matvei Lyarov
41. Za monastyrskoyu bramoyu (1928)
58 min | Drama
From the life of a convent in pre-revolutionary Russia.
Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Nina Li, A. Belov, Boris Bezgin, Nikolai Kuchinsky
42. Sudya Reytan (1929)
The story of the escape of the Romanian underground revolutionary, sentenced to death, from the dungeons of the Sigurans (secret police). Revolutionary Tom is very similar to Judge Reitan. The plot of the film is built on this.
Director: Faust Lopatinsky | Stars: Boris Karlash-Verbitsky, Zoya Valevskaya, Vladimir Korsh-Sablin, Berokhson
43. Taras Tryasylo (1927)
62 min | Drama
Director: Pyotr Chardynin | Stars: Leonid Barbe, Margarita Barskaya, A. Belov, Amvrosi Buchma
44. Shagat meshayut (1930)
The action takes place in the late 1920s Ukraine. Exposing the agent of counterrevolution penetrating the environment of Soviet scientists.
Director: Georgiy Stabovoy | Stars: B. Mikhaelis, Antonin Pankryshev, Sergei Minin, Evgeny Kokhanenko
45. Mortvaya petlya (1929)
Director: Aleksandr Pereguda | Stars: Tatyana Vishnevskaya, Mariya Zarzhitskaya, Pyotr Masokha, Karl Tomski
46. For Woman About a Woman (1930)
37 min | Documentary, Short
Popular science film about the structure and features of the female body, recommendations on women's behavior in everyday life, in particular during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
Director: Evgeniya Grygorovych
47. Motele the Weaver (1928)
Director: Vladimir Vilner | Stars: Sergey Diagarin, Leonid Dobrovolsky, Maria Dyusimeter, Anya Fisher
48. Vzryv (1928)
The action takes place in the coal mines of Donbas in the pre-revolutionary days of 1917. About the brutal exploitation of workers, which caused an armed uprising.
Director: Panteleymon Sazonov | Stars: Sergei Minin, Aleksandr Chuverov, A. Olenich-Alekseyeva, Boris Zagorsky
49. Zakony shtorma (1928)
Once, during the years of the First World War, Ensign Shakhov in prison involuntarily betrayed the revolutionary Rayevsky. After the October Revolution, this is revealed. Shakhov is threatened with execution.
Director: Aleksandr Solovyov | Stars: Nikolay Dalmatov, Boris Shlikhting, Ivan Kaveberg, F. Khokhlov
50. The Trypillia Tragedy (1926)
Director: Alexander Anoshchenko | Stars: Boris Bezgin, Vladimir Shakhovskoy, Aleksandr Timontayev