My Iz Kronshtadta (1936)

Genres - Historical Film, War  |   Sub-Genres - Political Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 91 min.  |   Countries - USSR  |  
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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.

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