LanguageSilent film with
English intertitles DirectorWallace McCutcheon, Sr. WriterFrank Marion, Wallace McCutcheon Release dateMarch 28, 1905 (1905-03-28) Areas of interestOntology, Rhetoric, Moral relativism, Epistemology InfluencedPlato, Antisthenes, Pericles Influenced byEmpedocles, Parmenides, Zeno of Elea Similar moviesProtagoras, Plato, Callicles, Prodicus, Parmenides
The Nihilist is a 1905 American short silent film directed by Wallace McCutcheon, Sr.. It takes place in the Russian Empire and relates the story of a woman who joins the Nihilist movement and commits a suicide attack against the Governor's palace to avenge her husband who died because of police repression.
After her husband has been arrested by the Tsarist police, a woman begs the governor for mercy, without success. He is condemned to be deported to Siberia and dies on the way. She decides to join a nihilist group and is ordered to bomb the governor's palace. She dies while completing her mission.