October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927) Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei Eisenstein

October (Ten Days that Shook the World) (1927) Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei Eisenstein

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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 November of that year. Lenin returns in April. In July, counter-revolutionaries put down a spontaneous revolt, and Lenin’s arrest is ordered. By late October, the Bolsheviks are ready to strike: ten days will shake the world. While the Mensheviks vacillate, an advance guard infiltrates the palace. Anatov-Oveyenko leads the attack and signs the proclamation dissolving the provisional government.

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Soviet Montage Film Movement Movement

Soviet Montage Movement

Genre Drama, History

Director Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Sergei Eisenstein

Writer Sergei Eisenstein, Grigoriy Aleksandrov, John Reed

Country Soviet Union

Year 1927

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