Arsenal (1929)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, Propaganda Film  |   Run Time - 70 min.  |   Countries - USSR, Ukraine  |  
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The Arsenal features Semyon Svashenko as Tyrnish, a humble Ukranian soldier. Through Tyrnish's experiences we are permitted to witness the incredible social upheavals of the World War I years which led to the Russian revolution. The film's setpiece is the 1918 Kiev worker's rebellion. The White Russian troops are clearly the villains of the piece--faceless automatons who blindly follow orders while flesh-and-blood types like Tyrnsh suffer hope, fear and anguish. Arsenal was the first of Alexandre Dovzhenko's Ukraine trilogy, followed by Earth (1930) and Ivan (1932).

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Keywords

Ukraine, against-all-odds, Communism, defense [military], propaganda, territory, war

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High Artistic Quality, High Historical Importance