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Eisenstein's best work documents mutiny aboard the Russian battleship Potemkin in 1905 which led to a civilian uprising against the Czar in Odessa, and the resulting crackdown by troops loyal to the Czar. Beautiful cinematography, especially the use of montage sequences, changed filmmaking. In particular, a horrifying sequence depicting the slaughter of civilians on an Odessa beach by soldiers coming down the stairs leading to it is exceptional; many movies pay homage to this scene including "The Untouchables" and "Love and Death." Viewers should overlook obvious Marxist overtones and see this film for what it is: a masterpiece.

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Available on Running time 71 minutes. Originally from Russian.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Historical Drama, Russian Revolution, Silent Films, Big Battles, Russia/USSR, Sail Away, 4 Bones
Screenplay
Nina Agadzhanova Shutko, Sergei Eisenstein
Cast
Alexander Antonov, Vladimir Barsky, Grigori Alexandrov, Mikhail Gomorov, Sergei Eisenstein, I. Brobov, Beatrice Vitoldi, N. Poltavseva, Alexandr Levshin, Repnikova, Korobei, Levchenko
Cinematography
Eduard Tisse
Director
Grigori Alexandrov, Sergei Eisenstein
Music
Dimitri Shostakovich
Producer
Goskino

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