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On the shore of the Sea of Japan (1980)

Original title: Jaapani mere kaldal

Documentary Duration 19:14

Estonians living by the Sea of Japan, far from Estonia, have not forgotten their mother tongue and fatherland. The descendants of emigrants at the end of 19th century have got used to the customs and lifestyle of the Far East peoples.

Töötegemine ja laulmine on alati au sees. Eestlased on eluga Jaapani mere kaldal rahul.

Director: Toomas Tahvel

Keywords: accordion play | personality traits characteristic of Estonians | eating and drinking on someone's grave | human relationships | relationships between compatriots | fishing | cliffs | home | domestic animals | sticking together | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 19:14


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Director Toomas Tahvel
Screenwriter Toomas Tahvel
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu
Editor Helju Sõerd
Content Editor Mart Taevere
Managing Director Karl Levoll

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