Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This unique wartime propaganda drama is a film within a film; one of those films is Russian-director Sergei Eisenstein's silent masterpiece Potemkin. The other film provides a loose framework for the other and represents a Russian freedom fighter's attempts to inspire his dispirited, flagging troops by telling an exciting tale of his stint on the great Russian vessel during the revolution. As he tells his story, Eisenstein's film, with the addition of dubbed dialog and sound effects is shown. The enthralled troops find the freedom fighter's tale such an inspiration that they resume their plans to free their home village from the Nazis with renewed vigor.
war, resistance, freedom, Russia