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A Game to Vanya (1991)

Original title: Geim Vanjale

Documentary Duration 29:47

Russian soldier Ivan Dratshov came to Estonia on a military ship during the World War Two and stayed to live here. He turned out to be a important person in the development of Estonian sports. Dratshov founded Estonian school of volleyball and led the male volleball team to the victory - they became the champions of the Soviet Union in 1968. The documentary shows archival materials about the history of Estonian male and female volleyball sports. Former players share their memories about Ivan Dratshov (1921-1989), his life's work and complicated destiny.

Director: Elo Tust

Keywords: analyzing life | talking about one's life stories | destinies | human relationships | cemetery | home | judge | colleagues | collectiveness | slogans | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrait
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 29:47


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Director Elo Tust
Screenwriter Valeri Maksimov
Cinematographer Nikolai Šarubin
Composer Tõnis Kõrvits | Heikki Vahar
Editor Merike Ratas
Content Editor Tiit Mesila
Managing Director Janika Freidkes

Partners and Sponsors

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