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Strike

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Original title
Stachka (Strike)
Year
Running time
82 min.
Country
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Director
Screenwriter
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Valerian Pletnev, Ilya Kravchunovsky, Grigori Aleksandrov
Music
Silent Movie
Cinematography
Eduard Tissé (B&W)
Cast
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Producer
Proletkult Production / Goskino
Genre
Drama | Politics. Social Drama. Silent Film. Propaganda
Synopsis / Plot
In Russia's factory region during Czarist rule, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers; management brings in spies and external agents. When a worker hangs himself after being falsely accused of thievery, the workers strike. At first, there's excitement in workers' households and in public places as they develop their demands communally. Then, as the strike drags on and management rejects demands, hunger mounts, as does domestic and civic distress. Provocateurs recruited from the lumpen and in league with the police and the fire department bring problems to the workers; the spies do their dirty work; and, the military arrives to liquidate strikers.
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