Eisenstein (2002)

Eisenstein
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 36mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
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Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Simon McBurney Actor Sergei Eisenstein 1 1000001
Raymound Coulthard Actor Grisha 1 1000002
Jacqueline McKenzie Actor Pera 1 1000003
Jonathan Hyde Actor Meyerhold 1 1000004
Barnaby Kay Actor Andrei 1 1000005
Leni Parker Actor Anya 1 1000006
Sonya Walger Actor Zina 1 1000007
Andrea Manson Actor Elena 1 1000008
Tim McMullan Actor Rak 1 1000009
Ian Bartholomew Actor Pinkov 1 1000010
Daniel McIvor Actor American Studio Executive 1 1000011
Bernard Hill Voice of Stalin 475 1000012
Renny Bartlett Director n/a 2 2000001
Martin Paul-Hus Producer n/a 3 3000001
Regine Schmid Producer n/a 3 3000002
Wolfram Tichy Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Tom Lasica Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Renny Bartlett Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Francine Langlois Assistant Director n/a 163 5000001
Alexei Rodionov Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Wiebke Von Carolsfeld Editor n/a 172 7000001
Alexander Balanescu Music n/a 120781 8000001
Susanne Dieringer Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Sarah Bird Casting n/a 179 10000001
Raymond Vermette Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Hans Strobl Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Claude LaHaye Sound n/a 120816 14000003
Synopsis
Follows the twists and turns of Soviet film director Sergei Eisenstein's tumultuous career. In the early twenties, Eisenstein falls under the spell of revolutionary theatre's master Vsevolod Meyerhold, then fearlessly turns to the new medium of cinema to depict the story of the failed 1905 revolution. The ensuing work, "Strike", a masterpiece of the artform, solidifies Eisenstein's reputation. Soon, however, his strong will is confronting the equally unbending force of the Soviet state. Nevertheless, Stalin allows him to travel abroad. His flirtation with Hollywood results in another masterpiece, "Que viva Mexico!", but it is an unadulterated disaster on all other levels. Returning to Moscow, Eisenstein is confronted by his critics, who try to control his individuality and make him recant his 'mistakes.' It is then that Eisenstein takes on his boldest project, the audacious "Ivan the Terrible", which holds up a daring mirror to Stalin.
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