Strike ★★★★

During the 1905 Revolution in Russia, factory workers, demanding better conditions, go out on strike. The courage and solidarity of the workers is contrasted with the degeneracy of the greedy and gluttonous factory owners and their slimy minions.

In his first feature, Sergei Eisenstein introduces his montage method of story telling. The film is typical Soviet era propaganda celebrating the nobel proletariat and their struggles against wicked capitalists.

Seen at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, December 2016.

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