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Werewolf (1968)

Original title: Libahunt

Based on the play "Werewolf" by August Kitzberg

Feature film | Drama Duration 70:30

There are three children growing at Tammaru farm - one boy, Margus; and two orphan girls, Mari and Tiina. Tiina is lively and full of energy. Margus holds her very dear to him. Margus's parents want him to marry Mari instead as she is more their kind. Hotblooded Tiina is completely different from them and her mother was once executed for being a witch. Mari thinks that Tiina has bewitched Margus and cannot stand this, so she starts to publicly blame her stepsister for being a werewolf.

Director: Leida Laius

Keywords: despair | cowardliness | love triangle | jealousy | being lost in a forest | buoyancy | haymaking | fears | condemnation | insane | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 70:30


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Director Leida Laius
Screenwriter Leida Laius | Lembit Remmelgas
Cinematographer Algimantas Mockus
Art Director Linda Vernik
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Veljo Tormis
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Ludmilla Rosental
Content Editor Lennart Meri
Writer of Adapted Work August Kitzberg
Managing Director Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Doris Kareva - Little Tiina | Külli Song - Little Mari | Rein Valter - Little Margus | Leonhard Merzin - Silly Jass | Voldemar Paavel - Farmhand Jaanus | Siina Üksküla - Tiina's mother

First releases

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  • in cinema: 6.01.1969, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 11.1969, Moskva, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian Film Days in Lisbon (Portugal), 2023

Partners and Sponsors

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