Battleship Potemkin

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Original title
Bronenosets Potyomkin (Battleship Potemkin)
Running time
77 min.
Soviet Union  (USSR) Soviet Union (USSR)
Sergei M. Eisenstein, Nina Agadzhanova
Edmund Meisel, Nikolai Kryukov, Neil Tennant, Chris Lowe
Eduard Tissé, Vladimir Popov (B&W)
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Drama. War | Russian Revolution. Historical. Based On A True Story. Silent Film. Propaganda
Synopsis / Plot
The Battleship Potemkin has just returned from the war with Japan, its crew near mutiny because of brutal treatment and bad rations. When they're served maggot-infested meat one morning, the sailors finally rebel. One of the sailors, Vakulinchuk (Aleksandr Antonov), dissuades the officers from firing upon the mutineers, and they join the rest of the crew in revolt. Hearing of the mutiny, the people of Odessa send supplies to express their solidarity with the crew and gather en masse to mourn a slain sailor. The czar's troops arrive to dispel the crowd.
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