Arsenal (1929)

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A soldier returns to Kiev after surviving a train crash and encounters clashes between nationalists and collectivists.


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Director:

Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Writer:

Aleksandr Dovzhenko

Awards

1 win.

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2 September 2007 | sean4554
10
| Brilliant, multi-layered masterpiece
For several years I had a decent quality print on video and was always fascinated by this film. Very few motion pictures are as visually striking and intense, but little of the story came through. I just purchased the DVD and the audio commentary track by Vance Kepley really illuminated "Arsenal". Undoubtedly the finest commentary I've yet heard. If this classic movie isn't your cup of tea, get the DVD anyway. Dovzhenko was an artist like few others. His work really deserves rediscovery; hopefully future releases of "Zvenigora", "Earth" and "Aerograd" will have Kepley's commentary as well. But even as they are, Dovzhenko's films are truly essential.

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Release Date:

9 November 1929

Language

None, Russian


Country of Origin

Soviet Union

Filming Locations

Odessa Film Studio, Odessa, Ukraine

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