The Battleship Potemkin

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Released 1925

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Director:
Sergei M. Eisenstein
Released:
1925
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The Battleship Potemkin is a 1925 Soviet historical drama written by Nina Agadzhanova and directed by Sergei M. Eisenstein. The Battleship Potemkin is widely considered a masterpiece of political propaganda. Produced by the Soviet regime, the film emphasizes the the crimes (not always honestly) of the Imperial Russian government. The film is based on actual events. In 1905 strikes, rebellion and social unrest cripple Imperial Russia. When sailors on the Imperial Russian battleship Potemkin are served rancid meat, they mount a mutiny and rebel again officers of the Tsar. When the sailors try to spread the rebellion to the city of Odessa which leads to a massacre of civilians by imperial solders. The massacre on Odessa steps is often listed as one of the great scenes ever filmed. The Battleship Potemkin stands on its own as a work of drama. It will likely be enjoyed by people interested in Russian or Soviet history.
Grigori Aleksandrov

Grigori Aleksandrov

Chief Officer Giliarovsky

Aleksandr Antonov

Aleksandr Antonov

Grigory Vakulinchuk - Bolshevik Sailor

Vladimir Barsky

Vladimir Barsky

Commander Golikov

Ivan Bobrov

Ivan Bobrov

Young Sailor Flogged While Sleeping

Mikhail Gomorov

Mikhail Gomorov

Militant Sailor

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Politics, Historical, Foreign Language, Classics, Adult