Panzerkreuzer Sebastopol (Weisse Sklaven)
PANZERKREUZER SEBASTOPOL (WEISSE SKLAVEN)
DE 1936. Dir: Karl Anton. 108 min. 35mm
with Camilla Horn, Agnes Straub, Theodor Loos, Werner Hinz, Fritz Kampers
The counterpart to Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin (1925), ordered by Nazi propaganda minister Goebbels, turned into counterrevolutionary colportage: a czarist officer of the battleship “Sevastopol” fights against the dehumanized Bolsheviks in 1917, but even more for the purity of his fiancée, who is threatened by their lecherous leader.