The General Line

Staroye i novoye
by Sergueï Eisenstein 2h1min SU 1929
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Film details

The General Line
by Sergueï Eisenstein

100.000.000 peasants - illiterate, poor, hungry. There comes a day when one woman decides that she can live old life no longer. Using ways of new Soviet state and industrial progress she changes life and labor of her village.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Marfa Lapkina : Marfa
  • M. Ivanine : Fils de Marfa
  • Vasili Bouzenkov : Le secrétaire de la coopérative laitière
  • And with: Kostia Vassiliev


  • Director Sergueï Eisenstein
  • Scenario Grigori Alexandrov, Sergueï Eisenstein
  • Photo director Edouard Tisse
  • Set Design Vassili Kovrigin, Vasili Rakhals
  • Editing Sergueï Eisenstein
  • Distributor Lobster
  • Production Compagny Sovkino

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,33:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Production1929
  • Release date for France11/07/1929
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageSilent
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