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Энтузиазм: Симфония Донбасса

Dziga Vertov Soviet Union, 1931

dionysus67's rating of the film Enthusiasm

Impressive specimen of Soviet modernization and collectivization Utopia. There are several dazzling techniques used by Vertov as well as powerful set-pieces, such as the destruction of religious symbols. The total mobilization of labor-power is expectedly dressed in the garb of militarist patriotism. This is itself is an achievement that culminates in an incadescent metal loop ballet. Militant, dated but brilliant!