Sunday, January 30, 2011

Arsenal-USSR Film (1928)

Arsenal (Russian: Арсенал, also alternative title January Uprising in Kiev in 1918) is a 1928 Soviet film by Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko. It is the second film in his "Ukraine Trilogy", the first being Zvenigora (1928) and the third being Earth (1930).
The film concerns an episode in the Russian Civil War in 1918 in which the Kiev Arsenal January Uprising of workers aided the besieging Bolshevik army against the Ukrainian nationalist Central Rada who held power within Kiev at the time.
Director: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Writer: Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Stars: Semyon Svashenko, Amvrosi Buchma and Georgi Khorkov

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