Arsenal

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Released 1928

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Director:
Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Released:
1928
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Arsenal is a Soviet film also released under the title January Uprising in Kiev. It is the second film in the Ukraine Trilogy by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. The first title is Zvenigoria and the third is Earth. This film is based on actual events in the early stages of the Russian Civil War. It begins with Timosh a soldier played by Semyon Svashenko returning home after surviving a train wreck. He is met with a massive celebration of Ukrainian freedom. However, he soon begins to challenge local authorities and the Ukrainian government, becoming involved in an uprising of the Bolshevik army against the Ukrainian national Parliament Central Rada the legal governing body in Ukraine at the time. The revolutionaries station themselves in the city's arsenal munitions plant where Timosh once worked. In the film's climax the revolutionaries stage an emotional and spirited battle despite being outnumbered by nationalist troops.

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Politics, Classics, Psychological, Social Issues, Foreign Language