Battleship Potemkin

TitleBattleship Potemkin
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1925
AuthorsEisenstein, Sergei M.
Running Time66 min
Date Released12/1925
CountrySoviet Union
Publication Languageeng

This international cinematic masterpiece portrays revolutionary events that preceded the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia. In 1905 following the Sino-Russo War, sailors of the Potemkin protest poor conditions, stirring riots on board as well as in the port city of Odessa. Tsarist militia forces and cossacks brutally defeat the sailors and their supporters, pushing calls for revolution back a decade. 


Aleksandr Antonov

Vladimir Barksy

Grigori Aleksandrov


Directed by Sergei Eisenstein

Produced by Jacob Bliokh

Written by Nina Agadzhanova and Sergei Eisenstein (Uncredited: Nikolai Aseyev and Sergei Tretyakov)

Music by Edmund Meisel

Cinematography by Eduard Tisse (Uncredited: Vladimir Popov)

Edited by Sergei Eisenstein and Grigori Aleksandrov



Original PublicationBronenosets Potemkin
Full Text

Part of Eisenstein's revolutionary triology. Also see Strike and October (Ten Days that Shook the World)

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