When they are fed rancid meat, the sailors on the Potemkin revolt against their harsh conditions. Led by Vakulinchuk (Aleksandr Antonov), the sailors kill the officers of the ship to gain their freedom. Vakulinchuk is also killed, and the people of Odessa honor him as a symbol of revolution. More

Initial release: December 24, 1925 (Soviet Union)

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Running time: 1h 15m
Music composed by: Edmund Meisel, Dmitri Shostakovich, more
Cinematography: Eduard Tisse, Vladimir Uralsky

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Sergei Eisenstein (Odessa Citizen)
Grigori Aleksandrov (Chief Officer Giliarovsky)
Aleksandr Antonov (Grigory Vakulinchuk – Bolshevik Sailor)
Vladimir Barsky (Commander Golikov)
Ivan Bobrov (Young Sailor Flogged While Sleeping)