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"Earth" (motion picture)

"Earth" (motion picture), Russian silent film about class struggle in a Ukrainian farm village, written and directed by Alexander Dovzhenko. After the Bolshevik Revolution, rich landowners in the village resist the collectivization of their land. When the village chairman Vasilly (Semyon Svashenko) adds their land to the communal farm, a landowner`s son kills him. A native Ukrainian, Dovzhenko devoted much of this film to celebrating the country`s village life and fertile landscape.

"`Alternate Titles""`Zemlya"

"`Alternate Titles"`

"`Director"`Alexander Dovzhenko

Alexander Dovzhenko

"`Cast"`Stepan Shkurat (Opanas Trubenko)Semyon

Stepan Shkurat (Opanas Trubenko)
Semyon Svashenko (Vasilly, the son)
Pyotr Masokha (Khoma)
Nikola Nademsky (Grandfather Semen)
V. Mikhailov (Father Gerasim, the priest)
Yelena Maximova (Natalka, Vasilly`s fiance)
Yulia Solntseva (Vasilly`s sister)

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