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22 Ratings

A Fragment of Empire

Oblomok imperii

Directed by Fridrikh Ermler
Soviet Union, 1929


Story of a man who loses his memory during the Russian Revolution and regains it 10 years later in St. Petersburg.

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A Fragment of Empire Directed by Fridrikh Ermler

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  • José Neves's rating of the film A Fragment of Empire

    35mm. As Peter Bragov reported during the presentations of this mini-retrospective sessions, this is a film in permanent reconstruction according to its original version, which in each of its copies around the world always presents variations. With a great influence of Eisenstein, a wonderful film that makes cinema's own substratum, memory, the base of its script and editing: to remember is to assemble images.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film A Fragment of Empire

    Superbe chef-d'oeuvre ponctué de quelques scènes-choc inoubliables (un Christ crucifié portant un masque à gaz, le soldat mourant de soif et se désaltérant aux mamelles d'une chienne qui allaite) L'écriture cinématographique est d'un modernisme et d'une richesse rares, attisés par le puissant courant révolutionnaire de l'époque...