Socialism, the 20th century's greatest dream and source of some of its darkest nightmares. Divided into eighteen chapters which all begin with quotes from left-wing thinkers and writers, Socialism embarks on a chronological journey through 20th century film and social history, starting with images from Louis Lumière's Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory (1895), followed among others by Chaplin's comedy Work (1915), Roberto Rosselini's Rome, Open City (1945) and Pier Paolo Pasolini's The Gospel According to St. Matthew (1964).
Did You Know?
Peter von Bagh had planned this film for quite long time and when he heard that Jean-Luc Godard
was making a film with similar title (Film socialisme
(2010)), von Bagh first got worried that Godard would steal the subject with his film, but was then relieved when the full title was revealed. See more