Trouble is brewing at a large factory in Tsar-era Russia: laborers are overworked and underpaid, and when a man falsely accused of theft kills himself, his comrades won't stand for it anymore. Sergei Eisenstein, then an up-and-coming theater director and later an eccentric genius whose name would become synonymous with Soviet filmmaking, was only 26 when he directed STRIKE. His startling film debut broke every convention of the time to create a revolutionary cinema for the new country. DIR/SCR Sergei Eisenstein; SCR Grigoriy Aleksandrov, Ilya Kravchunovsky, Valerian Pletnev. USSR, 1925, b&w, 88 min. NOT RATED
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