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The Milkman of Mäeküla (1965)

Original title: Mäeküla piimamees

Based on the novel "The Milkman of Mäeküla" by Eduard Vilde

Feature film | Drama Duration 88:00

The Milkman of Mäeküla

When Baron von Kremer, the old owner of Mäeküla manor, starts liking Tõnu Prillup's young girlfriend Mari, Tõnu would not first hear of it. Then, the baron offers Tõnu a tempting deal - to become the manor's milkman on condition that Mari will come to see the baron when he invites her. Prillup has high hopes but unfortunately the milkman's job won't meet his expectations and he is more and more against sharing Mari with the baron. Tõnu expects Mari to loathe her double life, but she won't take the blame.

Director: Leida Laius

Keywords: degradation of nobility | marital responsibilities | humiliating deal | lover | uncertainty | buoyancy | haymaking | late regret | lust | emotional suffering | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 88:00

Crew

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Director Leida Laius
Screenwriter Voldemar Panso
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Art Director Rein Raamat
Costume Designer Heljo Talts
Composer Arvo Pärt
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Ludmilla Rosental
Content Editor Lembit Remmelgas
Writer of Adapted Work Eduard Vilde
Managing Director Virve Lunt

Cast

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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Uno Varvas - Sõre Jaan | Madli Poola - Missis Bürger | Kaarel Karm | Kalju Karask | Lisl Lindau | Linda Rummo | Ruut Tarmo | Helmut Vaag | Leida Rammo

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.07.1965, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 10.02.1966, USSR
  • at other places: 22.06.1965, Lihula, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Nomination, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1965, Jüri Järvet - Aasta parim meesnäitleja

Partners and Sponsors

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