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Time to Live, Time to Love (1976)

Original title: Aeg elada, aeg armastada

Feature film | Melodrama | Drama Duration 84:19

Debora and Silver get into a serious car accident after a romantic night spent together in a summer house. Silver picked up a slight injury, Debora's life is in danger and the doctors say there is no hope for her. Doctor Melts sees an opportunity in transplantation of dying Debora's kidneys to save the life of professor Talvik who has a few weeks to live. However, professor proposes a treatment for Debora that will exclude transplantation. The truth about the price of her life will change Debora's world.

Director: Veljo Käsper

Keywords: despair | altruism | love | doctor-patient relationship | doctors | relationships between doctors | medical code of ethics | car accident | driver | life and death | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Melodrama, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 84:19


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Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Hans Luik | Enn Vetemaa
Cinematographer Jüri Sillart
Art Director Imbi Lind
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Virve Laev
Content Editor Maris Balbat
Managing Director Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Peeter Kard - Photographer Tuus | Urmas Kibuspuu - Doctor Pukspuu | Anne Paluver - Epp, Debora's friend | Raili Jõeäär - Alla, Debora's friend | Jüri Järvet - Minister

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.01.1977, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1977, parim mängufilmi kunstnik Imbi Lind
  • Award, International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films (Varna, Bulgaria), 1977, parim meesnäitleja Heino Mandri
  • Award, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1977, Läti Teariühingu auhind eduka debüüdi eest Aita Zarsile; diplom operaatorile ja kunstnikule huvitava kujundusliku lahenduse eest

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm