Uploaded on Saturday 30 October 2010


Arsenal (Russian: Арсенал, also alternative title January Uprising in Kiev in 1918[1][2]) 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. Regarded by film scholar Vance Kepley, Jr. as "one of the few Soviet political films which seems even to cast doubt on the morality of violent retribution", Dovzhenko's eye for wartime absurdities (for example, an attack on an empty trench) anticipates later pacifist sentiments in films by Jean Renoir and Stanley Kubrick.

Фильм немой, черно-белый.
О восстании рабочих киевского завода "Арсенал" против Центральной Рады Украины в январе 1918 года.
«Арсенал» принес Довженко громкую, поистине мировую славу.
Довженко писал о съемках «Арсенала»: «Это было творчество радостное, легкое и, казалось, бездонное. У меня была крылатая душа, и ум, и сердце. Все гармонично сочеталось во мне, и творчество мое радовало людей. И сам я радовал людей своим видом и характером».



Language: Russian

Length: 92 min

Country: Russian Federation

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