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Zemlya ()


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In the peaceful countryside, Vassily opposes the rich kulaks over the coming of collective farming.

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Opanas (as S. Shkurat)
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Vasili 'Basil' Opanas (as S. Svashenko)
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Vasili's Sister (as Yu. Solntseva)
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Natalya - Vasili's Fiancee (as Ye. Maksimova)
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Semyon 'Simon' Opanas (as N. Nademsky)
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Arkhip Whitehorse - Khoma's Father (as I. Franko)
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Khoma 'Thomas' Whitehorse (as P. Masokha)
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Village Priest (as V. Mikhajlov)
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Young Party-Cell Leader (as P. Petrik)
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Chairman of the Village Farm Soviet
Ye. Bondina ...
Farm Girl
Luka Lyashenko ...
Young Kulak (as L. Lyashenko)
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Old Peter (uncredited)
M. Matsyutsia ...
Farm Girl (uncredited)
Nikolai Mikhajlov ...
The Pope (uncredited)

Directed by

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Aleksandr Dovzhenko

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Aleksandr Dovzhenko ... (written by)

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Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov ... (1971) (as V. Ovchinnikov)
Alexander Popov ... (1997)
Lev Revutsky ... (uncredited)

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Daniil Demutsky ... (as Daniil Demutski)

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Aleksandr Dovzhenko ... (uncredited)

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Vasili Krichevsky ... (as Basil Krichevski)

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Lazar Bodik ... assistant director (as L. Bodik)
Yuliya Solntseva ... assistant director (as J. Solntseva)

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Vyacheslav Ovchinnikov ... conductor (as V. Ovchinnikov)
Frank Strobel ... conductor (1997)

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Stephen P. Hill ... intertitler: English
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Plot Summary

Dovzhenko's "film poem" style brings to life the collective experience of life for the Ukranian proles, examining natural cycles through his epic montage. He explores life, death, violence, sex, and other issues as they relate to the collective farms. An idealistic vision of the possibilities of Communism made just before Stalinism set in and the Kulack class was liquidated, "Earth" was viewed negatively by many Soviets because of its exploration of death and other dark issues that come with revolution. Written by Jeff Walker

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Also Known As
  • Земля (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Earth (World-wide, English title)
  • La terre (France)
  • Zemlja (France)
  • Erde (Germany)
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  • 75 min
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Trivia This film was voted one of the 12 greatest films of all time by a group of 117 film historians at the 1958 Brussels World Fair. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Seul le cinéma (1994). See more »
Quotes Opanas: As my Basil was killed for a new life, so I'm asking you to bury him in a new way.
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