Not Rated | | Drama, History
In the midst of the Russian Revolution of 1905, the crew of the battleship Potemkin mutiny against the brutal, tyrannical regime of the vessel's officers. The resulting street demonstration in Odessa brings on a police massacre.
The movie was released in Moscow in 1925. It was competing for box office with Robin Hood (1922), an American movie starring Douglas Fairbanks. The Soviet government hoped that this film would earn more than "Robin Hood" in its opening week, as this would be a symbol of the "... ...
The enemy must be dealt a decisive blow! Together with the rebelling workers from all of Russia - WE WILL WIN!
Shadow of the camera, complete with an umbrella, can easily be seen during the scrolling shot of the Odessa Steps.
Pankreutzer Potemkine, the Kino International restoration of , overseen by and with support from film museums in Berlin, London, and Moscow, premiered at the 2005 Berlin International Film Festival. This version was released on DVD in 2009 and Blu-ray in 2010, and theatrically in New York City and in the film archives' circuit in the USA and Canada.
$2,283 (USA) (21 January 2011)
$50,970 (USA) (15 January 2012)