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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

Genres:

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 Mother (1956) See more »

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A harsh commentary on one woman's struggle during a worker's strike in Russia, 1905
7 January 1999 | by MeeshSee all my reviews

Set in Russia during the harsh winter of 1905. A mother finds herself caught in emotional conflict between her husband and son when they find themselves on opposite sides of a worker's strike. The son is a supporter of the workers but the father has been blackmailed into supporting the bosses and blacklegs. Despite the grief which follows the mother gradually comes to support the strikers and eventually is prepared to risk everything in standing up to police and Cossak troops in a demonstration endangering both herself and her precious son.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

None

Release Date:

29 May 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mezhrabpom-Rus See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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