Director: Alexander Dovzhenko Cast: Semen Svashenko, Amvrosiy Buchma, G. Khorkov

DVD (Black & White)


The Arsenal features Semyon Svashenko as Tyrnish, a humble Ukranian soldier. Through Tyrnish's experiences we are permitted to witness the incredible social upheavals of the World War I years which led to the Russian revolution. The film's setpiece is the 1918 Kiev worker's rebellion. The White Russian troops are clearly the villains of the piece--faceless automatons who blindly follow orders while flesh-and-blood types like Tyrnsh suffer hope, fear and anguish. Arsenal was the first of Alexandre Dovzhenko's Ukraine trilogy, followed by Earth (1930) and Ivan (1932).

Product Details

Release Date: 02/11/2003
UPC: 0014381140224
Original Release: 1929
Rating: NR
Source: Image Entertainment
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Mono]
Time: 1:13:00

Special Features

Optional audio commentary

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening [3:16]
2. The Aftermath [6:36]
3. Laughing at Death [4:51]
4. Train Wreck [7:37]
5. Casualties of War [3:27]
6. Long Live the Ukraine! [5:10]
7. A Central Council Meeting [4:05]
8. The First All Ukrainian Congress [4:31]
9. Strike! [6:17]
10. The Arsenal Plant [10:05]
11. A Dying Comrade [9:38]
12. The Final Assault [7:42]

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