Zemlya (Earth) (Soil) (1930)
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as Vasili's father
as Khoma Young Blond Villain
as Natalia Vasili's Fiancee
as Old Grandad
as Vasili's Sister
as Khoma's Father
as Village Priest
Critic Reviews for Zemlya (Earth) (Soil)
The astonishingly beautiful Earth is unlike anything else in movies.
Much of this film is chaotic, especially during the church episode and some of the closing scenes.
Audience Reviews for Zemlya (Earth) (Soil)
[font=Century Gothic][color=red]"Earth" and "The End of St. Petersburg" are two silent films made in the Soviet Union in 1927 and 1930, respectively. They were made to advance certain political feelings of the state, but what makes them better than mere propoganda, is the power of the images involved. "Earth" is about the introduction of machinery to a rural village. "The End of St. Petersburg" starts out in pre-revolution Russia, as workers are forced to migrate to the title city in search of work. What they find is a city of workers that are being starved by the capitalists. St. Petersburg, here represents, capitalism, which comes to an end in Russia with the Russian Revolution. I prefer "The End of St. Petersburg" because of a better story.[/color][/font]
Dovzhenko gets to show off his filming techniques, but the story isn't all that interesting, and the movie is very slow and boring. I didn't care for this at all.
A great looking and amazingly edited Russian silent film about poor farmers vs. rich farmers. It needed more title cards and story, but the editing is way before it's time. That's the Russians for you.
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