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Mother (1926)

Mat (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 29 May 1934 (USA)
The Film Version Of Gorki's Great Story Of The 1905 Revolution

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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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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Country:

Soviet Union

Release Date:

29 May 1934 (USA) See more »

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Mezhrabpom-Rus See more »
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1.33 : 1
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First feature film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. See more »

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

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Version of Mat (1941) See more »

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May Day
27 June 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In wintry 1905 Russia, "Mother" Vera Baranovskaya (as the Mother) toils over housework, while son Nikolai Batalov (as the Son) sleeps. Hard-working husband and father Aleksandr Chistyakov (as the Father) arrives home to drunkenly slap his wife around. In the opening minutes, these three characters are clearly drawn. The younger man represents collective (striking) workers while his father sides with the (oppressive) establishment. "Mother" Russia must balance love and duty. Her final decision should come as no surprise. This film highly regarded but sometimes difficult to follow. Director Vsevolod Pudovkin moves the story effectively, with quick shots. This should help you stick with it for the excellent final thirty minutes.

******* Mat (10/11/26) Vsevolod Pudovkin ~ Vera Baranovskaya, Nikolai Batalov, Aleksandr Chistyakov, Ivan Koval-Samborsky


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