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Zemlya (Earth) (1930)

Zemlya
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Semyon Svashenko

Semyon Svashenko

Vasili 'Basil' Opanas
Yuliya Solntseva

Yuliya Solntseva

Vasili's Sister
Yelena Maksimova

Yelena Maksimova

Natalya - Vasili's Fiancee
Nikolai Nademsky

Nikolai Nademsky

Semyon 'Simon' Opanas
Ivan Franko

Ivan Franko

Arkhip Whitehorse - Khoma's Father
Pyotr Masokha

Pyotr Masokha

Khoma 'Thomas' Whitehorse
Vladimir Mikhaylov

Vladimir Mikhaylov

Village Priest


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Description: Alexander Dovzhenko, one of the four giants of early Soviet revolutionary cinema, shattered the film world with his silent masterpiece "Earth," even though few outside the director's native Ukraine connected with its specific references to place and topic. But the deep feeling and poetic imagery of this film transcends local ... (more)
Release date: 17 October 1930
UPC: 014381141122
Silent (4), 1930 (3), Tractor (3), 1930s (3), Communism (3), Rain (2), Murder (2), Russia (2), Childbirth (2), Death (2), Priest (2), Countryside (2), Mind (1), Bread (1), 69 Min. (1), Experimental (1), Burial (1), Evolution (1), Grandfather (1), Drama (1)
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