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Bumpy (1981)

Original title: Nukitsamees

Digitally remastered in 2010

Based on the story "Bumpy" by Oskar Luts

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Feature film | Musical film | Musical films, dance | Fairy Tale Duration 72:31

One beautiful morning the toddler of the forest ogre family gets a babysitter, a little girl named Iti. She and her brother Kusti have been decoyed into a deep forest by a witch who wants to make them work in her ogre's household. Despite the extremely hard times she has with the toddler, Iti won't lose her patience and the little Bumpy starts to behave like a normal child. His name - Bumpy - comes from the tiny horns he has on his head. When the children find the opportunity to escape, Bumpy won't hear of letting Iti go. Iti ...

Director: Helle Murdmaa

Keywords: greed | hut | idyllic farm life | ugliness | symphathy | filthiness | troublesome brat | homesickness | evil | laziness | 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 length feature, Musical film
Genre Musical films, dance, Fairy Tale
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 72:31, 73:50


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Director Helle Murdmaa
Screenwriter Helle Murdmaa | Helgi Oidermaa | Olav Ehala
Dialogue Writer Priit Aimla
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Art Director Liina Pihlak
Composer Olav Ehala
Sound Designer Henn Eller
Editor Eevi Säde
Content Editor Toomas Raudam
Writer of Adapted Work Oskar Luts
Managing Director Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mari Jüssi - Minni | Ingrid Maasik - Mann | Tanel Kapper - Juku | Mihkel Raud - Tõnn | Heiki Moorlat - Aadu | Sulev Nõmmik - Grandfather | Kaarel Kilvet - Old man

First releases

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  • in cinema: 28.12.1981, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: september 1982, Moskva, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1982, Lastežürii ja publiku peapreemia; diplom parima laste- ja noorsoofilmide muusika eest
  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1983, Parima operaatoritöö eest muusikafilmis (koos filmiga "Šlaager") Ago Ruusile; žürii eriauhind: eduka töö eest muusikalise lastefilmi loomisel - režissöör Helle Murdmaa ja helilooja Olav Ehala

Partners and Sponsors

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