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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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Documentary

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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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Production Co:

Vostokkino See more »
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Runtime:

(TV) (2017)

Sound Mix:

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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Great film
1 June 2000 | by rmh3283See all my reviews

Stirring, with countless lovely images: the camels cresting the dune casting spectacular shadows, the sand sliding down the slope after the simoon, the incredible faces of the Asiatic peasants, as they stoically wait for their water. And who cares about the political content of any of these early Soviet films? Let's not be anachronistic. Remember that they were intended to educate a vastly disparate population, and to inspire them. To complain about the propaganda is similar to watching horror films and then objecting to their "scare tactics", even if they are skillfully done.


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