Sergei Eisenstein defined cinematic language in this classic Soviet tale of mutiny.
Dir Sergei Eisenstein
With Aleksandr Antonov, Vladimir Barskiy, Grigoriy Aleksandrov
Harbouring at Number 11 on the Sight & Sound Greatest Films of All Time Poll, this re-enactment of a 1905 Russian battleship mutiny is Sergei Eisenstein's era-defining masterclass on rebellion. Elegantly shot, the scene filmed on the Odessa Steps remains the cinema’s most famous demonstration of bloodcurdling authoritarian power, provoking a passionate desire to stick it to the man.