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Battleship Potemkin Movie Review Summary

Actors: Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barsky

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The year is 1905. Russia is restive following the disastrous Russo-Japanese War. Sailors aboard the Russian Battleship Potemkin anchored in Odessa harbor feel restless and oppressed. They have lost confidence in their leaders. When served rotten maggoty meat, they refuse to eat. This is considered mutinous, and they are punished. The sailors rebel and capture control of the ship. A priest assigned to the ship is portrayed as demented, totally in league with the evil officers. In reprisal for the killing of a sailor, the mutinous crew shells the town of Odessa. A squadron loyal to the government is sent to regain the battleship. The squadron passes by the Potemkin, without firing -- apparently they are sympathetic.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1900-1920's War impact on civilians/veterans    -   Yes Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   sailor Kind of conflict:    -   revolution

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   navy soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Russian

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Eastern Europe Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   warship Misc setting    -   fort/military installation

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   explicit references to torture Any profanity?    -   None

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