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People who added this item 34 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 0
A very basic Dziga Vertov -flick. Some simple experimental stuff here and there, but overall it's very tame compared to his later films.
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People who added this item 78 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Aelita is often considered a landmark science fiction film, a hugely influential piece of fantasy.

Still, only few minutes of the film are actually science fiction. Most of the film (over 90%) is just some boring drama nobody cares about.
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Not much to comment here. The main actress is the future wife of Aleksandr Dovzhenko.
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It's simple comedy which laughs at common Russian stereotypes.

I really don't like this one. Even for a silent film the acting is just horrendous and the plot is sometimes way too chaotic and hard to follow.
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Namus (1925)
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People who added this item 25 Average listal rating (17 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Chess Fever (1925)
As far as I know there was a huge international chess happening in Moscow in the mid 20's. This funny little short makes fun of the chess fever of the time.
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People who added this item 5 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 6.5
The Death Ray (1925)
It's your typical western thriller with agents and mad scientists, but turned into communist propaganda. It's a very bad film to begin with, but with 20+ minutes worth of footage missing it's even less fun to watch.
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It's your basic comedy. Nothing too special.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
Jewish Luck (1925)
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People who added this item 207 Average listal rating (114 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
Strike (1925)
The debut of mighty Sergei Eisenstein. Not his best work, but it clearly shows the talent and the mans future style.
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People who added this item 815 Average listal rating (507 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8
One of the great, essential works of world cinema. If you haven't seen it already then go see it at once! It's public domain so you should be able to watch it legally on Youtube.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 32 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.9
Much darker and claustrophobic than your average Soviet film. This one was also directed by great Lev Kuleshov and it has his signature style everywhere. Just like Mr. West, this one also has some of the worst acting I have ever seen in a silent film.
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.4
Three Thieves (1926)
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 4 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.3
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Overcoat (1926)
The cinematography and the acting are quite good, but the version I watched had one of the worst soundtracks I have ever heard in my life. It's kinda good film if you manage to find a decent music to watch it with.
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People who added this item 70 Average listal rating (34 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.7
The best of Vsevolod Pudovkin.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 2 IMDB Rating 5.7
Prostitutka (1927)
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People who added this item 15 Average listal rating (12 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 3 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.5
This is more of a curiosity than a timeless classic. Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford visited Soviet Union briefly and they had some fun with the Soviet actors.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.6
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
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Neat little propaganda document.
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.3
Old and New (1929)
One of Eisenstein's lesser works. Still pretty good.
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People who added this item 13 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7
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People who added this item 31 Average listal rating (18 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Zvenigora (1928)
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.7
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.2
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People who added this item 99 Average listal rating (40 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.3
Some call this masterpiece, I call it slightly lesser than the previous two films by Pudovkin. The climax is nothing short of awesome.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Salamandra (1928)
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People who added this item 64 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.4
Arsenal (1929)
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People who added this item 36 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.6
One of my personal favorite revolutionary epics. It's about the rise and fall of Paris Commune, the holy grail of old commies. It's propaganda alright, but it's awesome and stylish as hell.
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This is one crazy film. Banned for years because its witty humor and criticism of bureaucracy.
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People who added this item 1 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.4
China Express (1929)
Revolution on a train! It's just as laughable and mildly stupid as it sounds, but it's also very entertaining little film directed by Ilja Trauberg, little brother of Leonid Trauberg, co-director of The New Babylon.
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One of the greatest films ever made.
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People who added this item 0 Average listal rating (1 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 6.8
Dva-Buldi-dva (1929)
Socialism in circus. Why not?
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People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (3 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 7.7
In Spring (1929)
This film was directed by Dziga Vertovs younger brother and it's pretty similar to his better works in style.
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People who added this item 10 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7.2
Turksib (1929)
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People who added this item 47 Average listal rating (20 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
One of Mihail Kalatozovs first films. This is one helluva ride through poorer parts of Georgia. The level of technicality is insane.
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People who added this item 171 Average listal rating (77 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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