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Predecessor (1967)

Original title: Eelkäija

Documentary Duration 30:05


The documentary based on photographs and archival documents tells about the life of Viktor Kingissepp and the revolutionary events in Estonia. WIth the help of the scarce documentary materials that have been preserved, filmmakers try to cast light on the life of the revolutionist, starting from his early years in Kuressaare until his death in 1922. The film provides an opportunity to take a look at Viktor Kingissepp's thoughts and the events of that time as if viewed by the protagonist himself a few hours before his execution.

Director: Vladimir Karasjov

Keywords: The Russian Revolution of 1905 | historical events | arrestment | Bolshevik revolt | founder of the Estonian Communist Party | executions | members of the Defence League district | parade of the Defence Forces | members of death squad | determination | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 30:05


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Director Vladimir Karasjov
Screenwriter Vladimir Karasjov
Cinematographer Kalju Kivi
Composer Veljo Tormis
Content Editor Valdeko Tobro
Managing Director Uno Saidla

Partners and Sponsors

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