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Padenie dinastii Romanovykh (1927)

In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and ... See full summary »

Director:

Esfir Shub

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V.I. Lenin (letter A Letter from Afar), Esfir Shub
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Credited cast:
Mikhail Alekseyev Mikhail Alekseyev ... Himself (with Tsar Nicholas) (archive footage)
Alexei Brusilov Alexei Brusilov ... Himself (consults with another officer) (archive footage)
Nikolai Chkheidze Nikolai Chkheidze ... Himself (chairman, 1st session, Petrograd Soviet) (archive footage)
Emperor Franz Josef Emperor Franz Josef ... Himself (reviews troops) (archive footage)
Vera Figner Vera Figner ... Herself (People's Will Party, in open car) (archive footage)
Aleksandr Guchkov Aleksandr Guchkov ... Himself (archive footage)
Iliodor Iliodor ... Himself (monk, Rasputin's rival) (archive footage) (as Illiodor)
Aleksandr Izvolsky Aleksandr Izvolsky ... Himself (ambassador to France, gets into carriage) (archive footage)
Joseph Joffre Joseph Joffre ... Himself (with Millerand) (archive footage)
Kaiser Wilhelm II ... Himself (archive footage)
Governor of Kaluga Governor of Kaluga ... Himself (governor, Kaluga, with wife, dog, servants) (archive footage)
Aleksandr Kerensky Aleksandr Kerensky ... Himself (doffs fur hat, shakes hands of soldiers) (archive footage)
King George V ... Himself (in ceremonial carriage, not visible) (archive footage)
Aleksandr Kolchak Aleksandr Kolchak ... Himself (aboard ship) (archive footage)
P.V. Krupensky P.V. Krupensky ... Himself (archive footage)
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In May 1913 the Romanov Dynasty celebrates its 300th anniversary at the Russian throne. The last emperor in the long line is czar Nicholas II. He rules over a country with huge social and economic differences. Russia is for the most part still an agrarian society, but capitalism and its industries are growing. In 1914 Russia gets involved in the First World War. Czar Nicholas II declares a general mobilization. A vast number of peasants and workers have to go to the front as soldiers. After three years the country is ruined by the war, and there is a shortage of provisions. In February 1917 workers begin striking in the capital, Petrograd. Their protests are soon joined by soldiers. A complete anarchy is threatening the country, when the parliament, called the duma, reorganizes the power structure by forming a new Provisional Government. At the same time the Soviet of Workers' and Soldiers' Deputies forms another ruling body at the City Hall of Petrograd. In this situation czar ... Written by Maths Jesperson {maths.jesperson1@comhem.se}

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Country:

Soviet Union

Release Date:

11 March 1927 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

The Fall of the Romanov Dynasty See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Not quite propaganda, not quite documentary
17 February 2013 | by Nate JSee all my reviews

Fall of the Romanov Dynasty seems to not know what it wants to be as a film. Presenting a chronological set of not uninteresting documentary footage, Dynasty fails to present historical information in anything but the most barest of terms. On the other hand, the film completely lacks in dramatization or characterization, and so apparently styles itself as a historical narrative. The entire structure of the film is characterized by strange choices. The opening sequences, comparing the lives of the aristocracy and the lower classes in Tsarist Russia, are a fine exposition, but consume a whopping third of the total screen-time without much variation. Dynasty suggests that WWI was some sort of money-making venture among the ruling classes and industrialists of Europe, which leads one to believe one is watching a work of socialist propaganda. However, when the revolution is finally reached, it is depicted almost entirely as a reactionary movement to the horrors of the war and the inabilities of the monarchy rather than an ideological battle. The images of mobilization and war are the most exciting ones, and in that sense, fail to fulfill the apparent goal of denouncing imperial injustices. Perhaps the strangest element is the choice to relegate the Bolshevik revolution to the final three minutes of the film: we see Lenin denouncing the provisional government, and then a cut to credits. It may be the case that film-goers had tired of the revolutionary story by 1927, but this eliminates what is probably the most compelling part of Russia's role in WWI. The film's strengths lie in the candid footage; we see the big names – Nicholas II, Kerensky, Lenin – in living movement, and perhaps the only view that many Russians would have gotten of them. Images of imperial and religious ceremonies are well juxtaposed with shots of toiling peasants and marching protesters in a sort of a slide show of pre- and post-revolutionary norms. On the whole, though, Fall of the Romanov Dynasty is rather directionless, and fails to either present a compelling revolutionary ideology or a historical reflection of any depth.


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