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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 i...

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Directed by

Sergei Eisenstein

Written by

Sergei Eisenstein (Screenplay)
Grigori Aleksandrov (Screenplay)
Илья Кравчуновский (Screenplay)
Валериан Плетнёв (Screenplay)

Runtime

89 minutes

Country

Russia

Language

Russian

Cast

Keywords

silent film strike

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