My Iz Kronshtadta (1936)

Genres - Historical Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, War Drama  |   Release Date - Nov 17, 1936 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Russia, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The international reputation of Russian director Efim Dzigan rests solely on his fourth feature film, We Are From Kronstadt. Set in 1919, the story concerns the post-revolutionary warfare between the Red forces and the White Russian army. The heroes are a group of courageous sailors who stand up to the invading Whites, who are depicted as atrocity-happy brutes. Despite death, deprivation and torture, the Reds emerge triumphant, largely thanks to the Herculean efforts of patriotic sailor Artem Balashov (G. Bushuev). We Are From Kronstadt was a Grand Prize winner at the 1937 Paris World's Fair.