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Estonian Prison (2003)

Original title: Eesti vangla

Documentary Duration 57:40

Tower, Bastille, Sing-Sing, Butyrka are all ominous buildings with rich history. The first Republic of Estonia that was established in February 1918 founded a central prison (that people started to call simply "Patarei") in the buildings of a former cannon battery of a sea fortress. During various eras both criminals and visionaries have been imprisoned here. Recollections of those who have been prisoners due to their worldview include the pieces of Estonian and European history in 20th century.

Director: Indrek Kangur

Keywords: historical overview | historical buildings | amnesty law | dissidents | conflict between good and evil | shrewdness | criminals | Singing Revolution (related events) | recollections | sea views | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 57:40


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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Indrek Kangur
Screenwriter Mati Talvik | Indrek Kangur
Cinematographer Peep Laansalu
Composer Horret Kuus
Sound Designer Ants Andreas | Horret Kuus
Editor Kadri Kanter

First releases

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  • at other places: 15.03.2003, Kinomaja, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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