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The Herd Boy is the King (1982)

Title in Estonian: Karjapoiss on kuningas

Documentary Duration 10:28

Retrospective documentary about Karl Aru who was born in the beginning of 20th century in a farm and became a General Major of the Soviet Army. On his 80th birthday, he criticizes the degradation of rural life. Reportage about his official birthday party held in the Tallinn Officers' House, mingled by the journeys in his former home village.

Director: Vello Kallaste

Keywords: spouses | official embracing | formal atmosphere | applauding | applauding crowd | driving a car | driver | car ride | excursionists | excursion | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 10:28


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Director Vello Kallaste
Screenwriter Vello Kallaste
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Editor Tiiu Karu
Content Editor Mart Taevere
Managing Director Janika Freidkes

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