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Last Days of St. Petersburg, The
(Konjez Sankt Petersburga)
USSR
1926
Drama

THE END OF ST. PETERSBURG is historically outstanding film of the Russian revolution. The famous director Vsevolod Pudovkin tells a story about the personal development of a peasant to a demolitionist, the run on the Winterpalais and the metamorphosis of St. Petersburg to Leningrad. Its visualisation of the worker's strike and of World War I is astonishing. The film is the second part of Pudovkin's triology of revolution, which started with THE MOTHER (1926) and ended with STORM OVER ASIA (1928). All three works had a groundbreaking impact and were highly acclaimed all over the world.

The hero of THE END OF ST. PETERSBURG is Ivan, a peasant, who comes to St. Petersburg to find work. Very early he finds out that life in the city is even more abject than in the countryside. After a short while he naively helps to arrest an old village friend who is now a labor leader. The unemployed peasant is also arrested and sent to fight in World War I. After three years, he returns - ready for the revolution.

Compositions:

Neukomposition von Alfred und Andrei Schnittke (1992)

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  small orchestra (16 - 45 Musicians)    
 
stafflist
1.1.1+bcl.1 – 1.1.1.0 – perc.harp.pno/synth.synth – strings (2.2.2.2.1)
     
 
Duration
105
sync fps
19
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