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Mother (1926)

Mat (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 May 1934 (USA)
A story about a family torn apart by a worker's strike. At first, the mother wants to protect her family from the troublemakers, but eventually she realizes that her son is right and the workers should strike.

Director:

Vsevolod Pudovkin

Writers:

Maxim Gorky (novel), Nathan Zarkhi
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Vera Baranovskaya ... Niovna-Vlasova, the Mother
Nikolay Batalov ... Pavel Vlasov - the Son
Aleksandr Chistyakov ... Vlasov - the Father
Anna Zemtsova Anna Zemtsova ... Anna - a Revolutionary Girl
Ivan Koval-Samborsky ... Vessovchtchnikov - Pavel's Friend
N. Vidonov N. Vidonov ... Misha - a Worker
Aleksandr Savitsky Aleksandr Savitsky ... Isaik Gorbov - the Foreman
Vsevolod Pudovkin ... Police Officer
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Storyline

Russian director Vsevolod I. Pudovkin's "Mother" is the chronicle of an individual's transformation from political naivete to Marxist awareness set during the 1905 Russian Revolution. Pudovkin uses innovative montage techniques and camera angles to tell this bold story of national unrest through the eyes of a working class woman. Written by Anonymous

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The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

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Drama

Certificate:

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Trivia

First feature film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. See more »

Alternate Versions

In 1968, the film was restored, and a musical score added by Tikhon Khrennikov, emphasizing the film's revolutionary message. See more »

Connections

Remade as La madre (1980) See more »

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Mother review
28 June 2020 | by JoeytheBritSee all my reviews

Vsevolod Pudovkin makes a thunderous debut with this adaptation of the Gorky novel of the same name that takes place immediately before the revolution of 1905. Steeped in the traditions of Soviet montage, Pudovkin's film explores the consequences of a mother's desire to protect her revolutionary son with a style that is both strident and unrelenting, but which avoids Hollywood-style sentmentality while never losing sight of the tale's human perspective.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

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Release Date:

29 May 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mezhrabpom-Rus See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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