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Mother, 1926, directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin. This is a great silent film from the early days of Russian communism. It is the story of one mothers personal revolution against the Tsar and has one of the moist rousing ending in movie history. YTou will want to rise up yourself.

Mother (, Mat) is a 1926 Cinema of the Soviet Union film directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin depicting one woman's struggle against Tsarist rule during the Russian Revolution of 1905. The film is based on the 1906 novel The Mother (1906 novel) by Maxim Gorky.
In this film, the mother of Pavel Vlasov is pulled into the revolutionary conflict when her husband and son find themselves on opposite sides during a worker's strike. After her husband dies during the failed strike, she betrays her son's ideology in order to try, in vain, to save his life. He is arrested, tried in what amounts to a judicial farce, and sentenced to heavy labor in a prison camp. During his incarceration, his mother aligns herself with him and his ideology and joins the revolutionaries. In the climax of the movie, the mother and hundreds of others march to the prison in order to free the prisoners, who are aware of the plan and have planned their escape. Ultimately, the troops of the Tsar suppress the uprising, killing both mother and son in the final scenes.
The film underwent restoration in 1968 in the Mosfilm studio and a sound track was added with music by Tikhon Khrennikov.<>"Tikhon Khrennikov – Works"]<br />[ "Музыка к фильмам" (film music), Tikhon Nikolaevich Khrennikov home page </>


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  • Vera Baranovskaya as Pelageya Nilovna Vlasova, the Mother
  • Nikolai Batalov as Pavel Vlasov, the Son
  • Aleksandr Chistyakov (actor) as Vlasov, the Father
  • Anna Zemtsova as Anna, a Revolutionary Girl
  • Ivan Koval-Samborsky as Vessovchtchnikov, Pavel's Friend
  • Vsevolod Pudovkin as Police Officer
  • V. Savitsky as Isaik Gorbov, the Foreman
  • N. Vidonov as Misha, a Worker
  • F. Ivanov as Prison Warden (uncredited)
  • Ivan Bobrov as Young Prisoner (uncredited)
  • Vladimir Uralsky as Student (uncredited)
  • Aleksandr Gromov as Revolutionary (uncredited)
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Category:1926 films
Category:Soviet films
Category:Soviet revolutionary propaganda films
Category:Gorky Film Studio films
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Category:Soviet silent films
Category:Films based on works by Maxim Gorky
Category:Films directed by Vsevolod Pudovkin

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