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Eisenstein (2000)

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Credited cast:
Simon McBurney ... Sergei Eisenstein
Raymond Coulthard ... Grisha
Jacqueline McKenzie ... Pera
Jonathan Hyde ... Meyerhold
Barnaby Kay ... Andrei
Leni Parker Leni Parker ... Anya
Sonya Walger ... Zina
Andrea Mason Andrea Mason ... Elena
Tim McMullan Tim McMullan ... Rak
Ian Bartholomew Ian Bartholomew ... Pinkov
Bernard Hill ... Stalin (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marius Biegai ... Journalist
Louis Hammond Louis Hammond ... Non-proletarian Actor
James Hazeldine ... Jack Marshall (voice)
Oleksandr Kryzhanivskyi Oleksandr Kryzhanivskyi ... secretary of Stalin


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Release Date:

2 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Furnace See more »

Filming Locations:

Russia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Based on the life and works of filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. See more »

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Theoretically a biography of Rusiian director Sergei Eisenstein, an interesting interpretation of his life story with hints of his own style.
26 July 2005 | by siberiantiger_iceSee all my reviews

I have only seen one review of this movie posted to the IMDb, and it savages the film unfairly, I think. As a film, it is amusing, entertaining, intriguing, and startlingly beautiful at times -- as one find sometimes in Eisenstein's own films, the framing and composition on the oddest moments is striking. It has been said that this is not a faithful retelling of the life of Sergei Eisenstein, and perhaps that is true, but why should that matter? I don't think anyone would call Eisenstein's biography of Ivan the Terrible scrupulously accurate, but those who seem most eager for a "true" biography of Eisenstein would not hesitate to agree that it is a good film. I urge people considering watching "Eisenstein" to take it for what it is: an intriguing, sometimes beautiful, sometimes surreal, and often extremely human and affecting story.

I think it's a good film, anyway.

Besides, it has one of the cutest hats *ever*.

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