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In documentary style, events in Petrograd are re-enacted from the end of the monarchy in February of 1917 to the end of the provisional government and the decrees of peace and of land in ... See full summary »
The filming of the assault on the Winter Palace required 11,000 extras, and the lighting needs left the rest of the city blacked out.
Long live the revolutionary soldiers and workers who have overthrown the Monarchy! No support for the Provisional Government! Long live the Socialist Revolution!
The Bolshevik revolutionary killed by the mob can be seen blinking his eyes after dead.
Only under the iron leadership of the Communist Party can the victory of the masses be secured.
The director's cut was 3800 meters long with a running time of 138 minutes. The original commercial release in the USSR was shortened to 2800 meters, or 102 minutes. For political or commercial considerations, the French versions were further cut to 2000 meters (73 minutes) or 2200 meters (80 minutes), the last released in 1966 with synchronized music by Dmitri Shostakovich.
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