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Александр Невский

Sergei Eisenstein Soviet Union, 1938

Michael Convery's rating of the film Alexander Nevsky

The emotional and technical power of the film outshines the littered scenes of propaganda and insulting childishness, which, hopefully, might be irony on the part of Eisenstein. For me, though, the Teutonic knights dominate the film, even as they lay silent on the ice.