Strike (1925)

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The film depicts a strike in 1903 by the workers of a factory in pre-revolutionary Russia, and their subsequent suppression. The film is most famous for a sequence near the end in which the violent putting down of the strike is cross-cut with footage of cattle being slaughtered, although there are several other points in the movie where animals are used as metaphors for the conditions of various individuals. Another theme in the film is collectivism in opposition to individualism which was viewed as a convention of western film.

Director

Sergei Eisenstein

Cast

Maksim Shtraukh - Police Spy
Grigori Aleksandrov - Factory Foreman
Mikhail Gomorov - Worker
Ivan Klyukvin - Revolutionary
Aleksandr Antonov - Member of Strike Committee
I. Ivanov - Chief of Police
Yudif Glizer - Queen of Thieves
Vera Yanukova
Vladimir Uralsky
M. Mamin
Boris Yurtsev - King of Thieves
Daniil Antonovich - Worker (uncredited)
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