In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ...
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100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.
Sergei M. Eisenstein
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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin's arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. While the Mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace. Anatov-Oveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government.Written by
The Bolshevik revolutionary killed by the mob can be seen blinking his eyes after dead. See more »
[at the Finland Station]
Long live the socialist revolution! All power to the Soviets! Socialist, not bourgeois! Capitalist ministers give you neither peace, nor bread, nor land!
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Only under the iron leadership of the Communist Party can the victory of the masses be secured. See more »
Even though this masterpiece was created in 1928 it will completely blow you away in today's high tech computer graphic world! Even if you do not care for the story Directors: Grigori Aleksandrov and Sergei M. Eisenstein have created a photographic dream, almost surreal silent imagery, that will have your eyes locked to the screen.
If you want a more studious look into the background of this historical movie there are other writers here in the review section that have written wonderful reviews of this move. But if you want to feel the emotion, the peasants frustration, the activist anger, the boredom of the lazy uncaring ruling class, then please watch and absorb this wonderful movie.
It is a privileged to see this film and thank goodness it has been preserved as so many films from the early 20th Century have deteriorated or are completely lost.
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