Based on the historical events the movie tells the story of a riot at the battleship Potemkin. What started as a protest strike when the crew was given rotten meat for dinner ended in a riot. The sailors raised the red flag and tried to ignite the revolution in their home port Odessa.
(Plot summary written by Konstantin Dlutskii)
Director: Sergei M. Eisenstein
Writer: Nina Agadzhanova (script), Sergei M. Eisenstein, Nikolai Aseyev (intertitles), Sergei Tretyakov (intertitles)
Editor: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov
90to5 Editor: Beegle
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When I first saw this film many years ago I remember finding it difficult to follow at certain moments. Here I tried to keep the story to its basics: a mutiny, sympathetic civilians, oppression, and a final confrontation. Keeping this edit under 5 minutes was not easy and I was forced to cut many scenes, and many well-known images, which in turn forced me to find new ways to transition between different chapters of the film.
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