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Festival in Media
Section: Baltic Countries
Country: Estonia 
Year: 2015


100 minutes/color



The film tells us about World War II in Estonia in 1944 - from the battles at Blue Hills in July until the Red Army occupied the last bit of Estonia in November.

The film concentrates on human beings in the war, the effect of the war on people and the cost of war.

It shows the war through the eyes of Estonian soldiers serving on both sides of the front - the Red Army and the German army.


Director: Elmo Nüganen

Screenplay: Leo Kunnas

Cinematographer: Rein Kotov, Mart Taniel

Editing: Kimmo Taavila, Tambet Tasuja

Costume designer: Mare Raidma

Music: Jaak Jürisson



Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Schmidt, Hendrik Kalmet, Karl-Andreas Kalmet



Taska Film, MRP - Matila Röhr Productions

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Elmo Nüganen

Elmo Nüganen, the Tallinn City Theatre's artistic director, is one of the most esteemed stage directors in Estonia. He is known mostly for his brilliant versions of classical plays.



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