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Oath of Life (1978)

Title in Estonian: Eluvanne

Documentary Duration 30:54

Oath of Life

Poetic portrait film about Estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare. Director Peep Puks is telling the writer's story. The voiceover introduces the writer's biography and gives quotes from his literary works, illustrated by the rich and metaphorical visual language. Archival materials and photographs have been used in the documentary.

Director: Peep Puks

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 30:54


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Director Peep Puks
Screenwriter Peep Puks
Cinematographer Mati Kask | Toivo Kuzmin
Composer Veljo Tormis
Content Editor Vello Kallaste
Managing Director Vello Samm

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  • EFI
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  • ERR
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  • BFM
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  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm