1925, Kino Lorber, 66 min, Soviet Union, Dir: Sergei M. Eisenstein

One of the most influential silent films of all time, this stirring historical drama takes place during the Russian Revolution of 1905. Enraged with the deplorable conditions on board the armored cruiser Potemkin, the ship's loyal crew contemplates the unthinkable - mutiny. Seizing control of the battleship and raising the red flag of revolution, the sailors’ revolt becomes the rallying point for a Russian populace ground under the boot heels of the czar's Cossacks. When ruthless White Russian cavalry arrive to crush the rebellion on the sandstone Odessa Steps, one of the most famous and most quoted film sequences in cinema history is born.

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