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Dirigida por Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Unión Soviética, 1929
Drama, Guerra, Mudo


La Primera Guerra Mundial ha llevado devastación, dolor y penurias al pueblo ucraniano. Sus soldados han tenido que enfrentarse a los horrores del enemigo y las amenazas de sus propios oficiales.

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Arsenal Dirigida por Aleksandr Dovzhenko

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An outstanding example of how historical processes can be boiled down to their essence by means of poetic montage. Dovzhenko emphasizes that in the face of the “giganticness” of the events, it was the task of film to “push together the material under the pressure of many different atmospheres”… A structure of visual echoes enables the pre-revolutionary era and the time of the First World War to reverberate.
July 03, 2015
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Not being a classical narrative film, Arsenal is immediately perceived as a quick succession of seemingly unrelated images. Some of its images have the rawness, simplicity and immediacy of documentary or newsreel footage, while others seem quite formalist, even expressionist or exaggerated, playing with the borders of the frame or with inverted symmetries while employing quite varied ways of reaching a state of abstraction.
April 22, 2004
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…In many ways [Dovzhenko’s] most dazzling silent picture… More clearly influenced by Sergei Eisenstein than any of Dovzhenko’s other pictures, it’s certainly the one that uses fast editing in the most exciting fashion, and some of the poetic uses of Ukrainian folklore that were Dovzhenko’s specialty have an almost drunken abandon here — as in the singing horses.
June 01, 2002
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  • Bilouaustria's rating of the film Arsenal

    Godard often considered Dovzhenko as the best film director from the silent era. The visual strength and the remarkable editing tend to give him right. The storytelling is somehow confusing and it is hard to follow fully, unless you're an ukrainian worker from the 1920's. Who cares : Dovzhenko is a true poet, always capturing the detail, an eye, a shoulder, here a left accordion tells you that someone just died.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Arsenal

    Vivid imagery, razor editing and memorable cinematography anchor this politically charged look at 1918 Ukraine examining the effects of revolution, national pride and political fervour and the human cost.

  • Graph's rating of the film Arsenal

    from this film we can know the history , how the term can be dubbed arsenal : THE GUNNERS. But i wonder it is not a good film

  • bernardovazdecastro's rating of the film Arsenal

    Plus one extra star. I rewatch these film today and I'm still mesmerizing and convicted that "Arsenal" is probably one of the biggest films in the entire history of cinema. I could say many things, but I prefer to evidence the music, something that I normally dislike in silent period. Dovzhenko like Eisenstein understood clearly the notion that music is another part and not a effect that reinforce the image.

  • Chris_Parker's rating of the film Arsenal

    At the heart of Arsenal is the question of identity and national consciousness and the film moves on, through different times and places, mixing brutality and banality as facets of every day life. This is not an easy film to love, but it's a film to treasure.

  • ArmandS's rating of the film Arsenal

    Good propaganda film, though the plot line meanders. Compelling, though, for the faces it shows, of many Ukrainians and others, with lines of hardship and rural experience in their features. It almost feels more like a documentary at some points in the narrative. Avant-garde editing, and storytelling, and certainly worth viewing if you have a penchant for this style of film-making.

  • CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Arsenal

    La escena final es sin duda la más memorable de todo el filme. La carga ideológica no tiene metáforas ni simbologías. El mensaje es claro y directo. A apreciar de esta película es el estilo que emplea Aleksandr Dovzhenko al ir experimentando con la cámara los planos y el lenguaje de la angulación que transforma al individuo en mártir.

  • Joel's rating of the film Arsenal

    It's fascinating to see a film that can be categorized as "propaganda" also contain some of the most powerful antiwar sentiments. Certainly the first and final acts of the film contain some powerful visual poetry and moved me deeply. Again though I found my unfamiliarity with perhaps the specifics of Ukrainian history befuddling to my western ignorance. Still there are moments of incredible art within.

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