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History Exam (1988)

Original title: Ajaloo eksam

Documentary Duration 29:56

History Exam

Hans Kruus (1891-1976) was a left-wing academician who had high-rank positions in state institutions after the war: he was the People's Commissar of the foreign affairs in the Estonian SSR and later the head of Academy of Sciences of Estonian SSR. His career was interrupted when he became ostrasized by Stalinist repression as a bourgeois nationalist in 1950. The filmmakers have used archival materials about the events of early days of Soviet order in Estonian SSR.

Director: Vello Kallaste

Keywords: loss of a spouse | different interpretation of history | distortion of history | historical overview | historical events | biography | Communist propraganda | Soviet time | beginning of the Soviet era | recollections of Soviet time | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 29:56


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Director Vello Kallaste
Screenwriter Vello Kallaste
Cinematographer Peeter Ülevain
Editor Merike Ratas
Content Editor Mart Taevere
Managing Director Ivi Lüllmaa

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  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
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  • BFM
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  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm