The End of St. Petersburg

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Released 1927

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Director:
Vsevolod Pudovkin
Released:
1927
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The End of St. Petersburg is a 1927 Soviet drama written by Nathan Zarkhi and co-directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin and Mikhail Doller. Set in prerevolutionary Russia, The End of St. Petersburg tells the story of a peasant, The Worker (Aleksandr Chistyakov), who finds himself caught up in the country's decent into chaos. The film opens with The Worker forced to continue working on a farm as his wife dies during childbirth. Shortly afterwards he leaves the farm and wanders to St. Petersburg where he finds work laborer. Soon conditions at work become overwhelming. The Worker attacks his employer and is imprisoned. Upon his release from prison he is conscripted into the Russian army and sent to fight in World War One. While fighting in the horrors of the eastern front, The Worker becomes enraged as peasants die while the bourgeois grow rich. The End of St. Petersburg was a landmark film in Soviet cinema, recognized as being innovative political film using new both cinematic techniques.moreless

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Drama

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Classics, Politics, Foreign Language