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Dangerous Games (1974)

Original title: Ohtlikud mängud

Feature film | Youth | Adventure | War Duration 82:32

Dangerous Games

The capital of Estonia is occupied by Germans. Three local boys plan to blow off the cinema where the German soldiers often spend time at. However, their plans will change when they accidentally meet a mysterious stranger. A complicated and dangerous game begins where the rules are set by others than schoolkids.

Director: Veljo Käsper

Keywords: humiliation | arrestment | doctor | diversion act | verifying documents | wounded man | Hitler Youth | riding a bicycle | fighting | cinema hall | 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
Genre Youth, Adventure, War
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, German
Dubbing Russian
Duration 82:32


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Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Veljo Käsper
Cinematographer Vladimir Maak
Production Desinger Heinrich Valk
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Kai Schönberg
Content Editor Silvia Kiik
Managing Director Karl Levoll


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Helmi Reisberg - Teacher | Erich Rein - Conductor | Tõnu Aav - Inspector at school | Eve Kivi - Vivian's mother | Olga Tšitšerova - Blitzmädel | Enn Kraam - Warrant officer | Olaf Paesüld | Hanno Kalmet - Cinema interpreter | Peep Seppik - SS officer at the port

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 22.08.1974, Festival "Vabastajad", Tartu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 16.09.1974, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, USSR Children and Youth Film Festival (Kyiv, USSR), 1975, zürii eripreemia

Partners and Sponsors

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