Strike | Chicago Reader

Strike

The story of a strike by Russian workers circa 1912 and its brutal suppression by the authorities, this 1924 film by the 26-year-old Sergei M. Eisenstein was his first full-blown feature. Though flawed and schematic, it's nonetheless a mighty achievement for a young man with primitive equipment and no extensive training in filmmaking. Masterfully photographed by Edouard Tisse ("the Swede"), the film lays the groundwork for Eisenstein's great Potemkin.

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Director:

  • Sergei Eisenstein

Cast:

  • Grigori Aleksandrov
  • Maxim Strauch
  • Mikhail Gomarov
  • Aleksandr Antonov
  • Judith Glizer

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