Strike is set in Russia in the years before the 1917 Revolution. A factory worker pushed to the edge by management hangs himself and this is seen as the final straw by his fellow workers who go on strike. At first there is joy as they are able to experience the pleasure of being with their families but then the hardship of having no income begins to bite. Meanwhile, the factory owners, well dressed and fat, continue to enjoy the good life. Agent provocateurs are used by the authorities and they set fire to a building. Rather than tackling the blaze, the firemen are ordered to turn their hoses on the demonstrating workers. Next, the army is called in. They attack the strikers and many are killed. The film ends by reminding the audience in the new communist Russia not to forget this and other similar brutalities in Tsarist times.
This film gives an account of a strike by factory . . . Read More