Soviet Toys (Советские игрушки, 1924) by Dziga Vertov

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Soviet Toys
Советские игрушки
Sovetskiye igrushki (ru)
Sovětské hračky (cs)

Year 1924
Director(s) Vertov Dziga
Studio(s) Goskino (Kultkino)
Language(s) Russian
Genre(s) Christmas/New Year
Comedy
Politics
Animation Type(s)  Cutout
Length 00:10:47
Wordiness 1.54
Animator.ru profile Ru, En
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Subtitles:
Sovetskiye igrushki.1924.cs.1.25fps.1492700091.srt
Date: April 20 2017 14:54:51
Language: Czech
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Creator(s): wero1000

Sovetskiye igrushki.1924.en.1.25fps.1651988491.srt
Date: May 08 2022 05:41:31
Language: English
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Creator(s): FBJ, wero1000, Niffiwan


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Description:

An animated version of Dziga Vertov's 1920s political caricatures that appeared in the "Pravda" newspaper.

Dziga Vertov, as well as being a pioneering early Soviet documentary avant-garde filmmaker, also created the first Soviet animated film, which was made in 1923 and does not survive. The following year, he created this one, which does. Some more words about the history and social background can be read here.

The end of the movie features all the "toys" getting into the formation of a holiday tree.

The version above is a fan-restoration in which the hardcoded English subs from the video release are removed.

 

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