Earth = Zemlya

Soviet Union, 1930

Film
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The story is so slight as to be almost plotless; the young peasants of a Ukranian village want to buy a tractor to bring the future a little faster to their village but the kulaks of the community fear this strengthened unity and one of them kills the young village chairman. Yet this summary scarcely hints of all the qualities and passages that have made “Earth” one of the acknowledged classics of the Soviet and world cinema. The unique beauty of “Earth”, Dovzhenko’s best and last silent film, brought him international fame.

Credits

production company

VUFKU

Language

Russian

Duration

01:23:00:00

Colour

Black and White

Production places
Soviet Union
Production dates
1930

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36735

Subject categories

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Communism

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Soviet Union

Foreign language films

Silent films

Sound/audio

Silent

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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