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Lurich (1983)

Feature film | Epic, historical | Sport Duration 77:11

Georg Lurich, an Estonian professional wrestler, arrives in Tallinn in 1910 to keep the world championship in wrestling. He is welcomed by exalted compatriots and young sportsmen who consider Lurich with his athletic dedication and attitudes their idol. At the same time, Lurich is chased both by the machinations of the sports world and the dirty intrigues of local authorities. When Lurich decides to back away, both his career and life will be in danger.

Director: Valentin Kuik

Keywords: being high-principled | applauding | honesty | ladies | self-esteem | surpassing oneself | photographers | hotel | fireworks | riding a bicycle | 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 Epic, historical, Sport
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, English, German
Dubbing Russian
Duration 77:11


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Director Valentin Kuik
Screenwriter Fedot Jeremeikin | Valentin Kuik
Cinematographer Arvo Iho
Production Desinger Tõnu Virve
Costume Designer Len Girin
Composer Lepo Sumera
Sound Designer Jaak Elling
Editor Marju Juhkum
Content Editor Lauri Kärk
Managing Director Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Jüri Krjukov - Compere | Erich Udras - Magician | Girta Raudsepp - Acrobat | Leo Närja - Pristav | Aivo Paljasmaa - Soomann | Olavi Kullerkann - Esa Salminen | Heino Sild - Friedrich Baier | Hindrek Err - Ali Hassan Mustafa | Väino Tartes

First releases

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  • in cinema: 2.06.1984, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 20.08.1984, Moskva, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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