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Turksib (1929)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 24 May 1930 (USA)
Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia... See full summary »

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Victor A. Turin
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Resisting the character-driven narrative adhered to by the rest of the world's filmmakers, Victor Turin formulated a grand, elemental drama centered around the struggle for survival in Asia, from the arid plains of Turkestan to the icy Siberian mountains. This unique film tells the story of the creation of a monumental Soviet construction project - a railway that connected Central Asia and Siberia.

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Not Rated

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

24 May 1930 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Turk.-Sip. See more »

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Vostokkino See more »
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(TV) (2017)

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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'Turksib' is one of the first films ever shot in Kazakhstan and one which has survived until this day. See more »

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Impressive work of early docu-ganda
6 October 1999 | by mgmaxSee all my reviews

Documentary account of the building of a railroad through central Asia, presented as a heroic triumph of Soviet progress over natural adversity. As a work of high-powered editing, a notch below Berlin Symphony of a City, perhaps, but only one notch, and with far less overt political content than many Soviet films. If I'd been a peasant and they'd come to town showing these heroic bulldozers and hammer-swingers, I'd have signed up for the revolution.


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