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Wild Captain (1971)

Original title: Metskapten

Based on the play "Kihnu Jõnn alias Wild Captain" by Juhan Smuul

Feature film | Drama Duration 76:00

On its way to South America, the sailing ship "Fortuna" will be becalmed in the middle of Atlantic ocean. The crew starts going crazy because of the heat and thirst, men get violent and some of them tries to conjure up the wind. The captain Kihnu Jõnn must tame the desperate crew and make a deal with heavenly powers in order to take the ship and the crew to the port of destination.

Director: Kalju Komissarov

Keywords: admiral | love | knowing people | humanity | thirst | management | sermon | cook | crisis | heat | 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 lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, Finnish, German, Latvian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 76:00


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Director Kalju Komissarov
Screenwriter Juhan Smuul
Cinematographer Harri Rehe
Art Director Jüri Arrak
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Eino Tamberg
Editor Virve Laev | Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Maris Balbat
Writer of Adapted Work Juhan Smuul
Managing Director Veronika Bobossova


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No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.02.1972, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 09.07.1973, Moskva, USSR

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