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Artist (1986)

Documentary Duration 25:36

Portrait documentary about Vladimir Sapozhnin alias Boba, a state artist of Estonian SSR. A former wunderkind and multitalent who started to perform already when five years old, he is still in shape today, celebrating his 80th birthday and 75th anniversary of being on stage. The documentary brings the viewers to the artist's home; shows him dancing on his birthday party; and playing violin in Cafe Moskva, in Tallinn vital registration record office and in Viru variety club at a late night.

Director: Heini Drui

Keywords: getting married | entering into marriage | spouse | emotionality | performance | need of performance | variety show artist | grand old man | prodigy | jubilee celebration | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German, Russian, Italian
Duration 25:36


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Director Heini Drui
Screenwriter Raivo Lillemets
Cinematographer Nikolai Šarubin | Tõnu Talivee
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk
Content Editor Vello Kallaste
Managing Director Janika Freidkes

First releases

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  • in cinema: 20.04.1987, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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