SKU 4644

STACHKA (Strike) (1925) * with switchable English and German subtitles *

Maksim Shtraukh — Police spy Grigori Aleksandrov — Factory foreman Mikhail Gomorov — Worker I. Ivanov — Chief of police Ivan Klyukvin [ru] — Revolutionary Aleksandr Antonov — Member of strike committee Yudif Glizer [ru] — Queen of thieves Anatoli Kuznetsov Vera Yanukova Vladimir Uralsky (as V. Uralsky) Misha Mamin

In the early days of the 20th Century in Czarist Russia, there's restlessness and strike planning among workers in many factories. Thus, management brings in spies and external agents to hold the upper hand. When a worker in a particular factory hangs himself after being falsely accused of theft, the workers go out on strike. At first, there's excitement in workers' households and in public places, as they develop their demands communally. Then, as the strike drags on and management rejects demands, hunger mounts, as does domestic and civic distress. Provocateurs recruited from the Lumpenproletariat, and in league with the police and fire department, bring problems to the workers; the spies do their dirty work; and, finally, military forces and the secret police arrive to liquidate the strikers.


DVD-R has Russian intertitles with switchable German and English subtitles. Approx. 94 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!




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