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Strike Stachka
Strike Stachka
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Kino Classics : Distributed by Kino Lorber, Inc., [2011]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (89 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details:
DVD; NTSC; stereo 2.0; full frame.
No linguistic content
Language Note:
Silent film with intertitles in English; some signage in film in Russian, with English translation.
Added Title:
Title from container: Sergei Eisenstein's Strike
General Note:
"Restored by the Cinémathèque de Toulouse"--Cover.

"'Toward dictatorship'", a series of films on the workers' movement in Russia. First volume: Strike, in 6 parts." --Frame after title frame.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1925.

Special features: Dnevnik Glumova = Glumov's diary: Sergei Eisenstein's first film, a short made to be used in his stage production of Alexander Ostrovsky's "Enough stupidity in every wise man" (1923; 4 min.); "Eisentein and the revolutionary spirit": film historian Natacha Laurent discusses Eisenstein's work in the context of the Communist Revolution and contemporary Soviet filmmaking (2008; 37 min.).
Triggered by the suicide of a worker unjustly accused of theft, a strike is called by the laborers of a Moscow factory. The managers, owner, and Czarist government dispatch infiltrators in an attempt to break the workers' unity. Unsuccessful, they hire the police and, in the film's most harrowing and powerful sequences, the unarmed strikers are slaughtered in a brutal confrontation.
Added Title:
Dnevnik Glumova.

Glumov's diary.