Arsenal (1928)



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Imaginative tour-de-force by the great Soviet writer/director Alexander Dovzhenko, who uses a barrage of poetic, surreal images to depict the repression of a strike in the Ukraine during the final year of World War I.


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Although one is impelled to be in thorough sympathy with its argument against war, one cannot but help feeling that one-fourth of the footage of this production would be ample for one sitting.

Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

More clearly influenced by Sergei Eisenstein than any of Dovzhenko's other pictures, it's certainly the one that uses fast editing in the most exciting fashion.

Mar 13, 2003 | Full Review…

Represents the summit of Soviet cinema and remains one of the most poetic and visually beautiful of all Russian films.

Jun 13, 2002 | Rating: 4/4

A work of a thousand images which blends the historical and the mythical along with the raw and the formalized

Nov 20, 2011 | Full Review…

It set a standard for other film-makers to reach.

May 24, 2003 | Full Review…

One of cinema's most harrowing portraits of warfare.

Mar 13, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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