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On the Trial of Battleship Potemkin (Dem Panzerkreuzer Potemkin auf der Spur)

On the Trial of Battleship Potemkin
Scene from "On the Trail of Battleship Potemkin" (photo © Transit Film GmbH)

Everyone knows it or thinks that they know it - but they really do not: the classic film The Battleship Potemkin (1925) by Sergei Eisenstein. Shortly after its completion, the film and original negatives were sold to Germany in 1926 and mutilated by censorship authorities. The film was then sent back to the Soviet Union and revised several times.

On the Trail of Battleship Potemkin presents the different versions, the German restoration from 2005, and statements from head restorer Enno Patalas, Eisenstein expert Naum Kleeman, and Helmut Imig, who adapted the original Edmund Meisel score. A fascinating, film historical detective story.
Genre Art, Educational, History
Category Documentary
Year of Production 2007
Director Artem Demenok
Cinematography Michael Boomers, Oleg Stinski
Michael Auer
Edmund Meisel
Cast Enno Patalas, Naum Kleeman, Helmut Imig
Producer Loy W. Arnold
Production Company Transit Film/Munich, in cooperation with Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum für Film und Fernsehen/Berlin
Length 42 min
Format color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version Russian
Sound Technology Stereo

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