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The Battlefields of Love (1992)

Original title: Armastuse lahinguväljad

Based on the short story "The Deserter" by Valentin Kuik

Feature film | Drama Duration 72:37

The Battlefields of Love

When the doorbell rang late night during the Soviet times, if was often the sign of military recruitment. The chain of events in the film begins from the fatal ring at the door, putting the marriage of a young photographer and his beautiful wife to the test. Being afraid of the army, the young family try to escape the situation. However, they are drifting away from freedom.

Director: Valentin Kuik

Keywords: military service | alcohol problems | degradation | creating a signature | medical checkup | deserter | photo studio | photographers | counting draftees | making peace | 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 Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, Finnish
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 72:37


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Director Valentin Kuik
Screenwriter Valentin Kuik
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Production Desinger Ronald Kolmann | Kaarel Kurismaa
Costume Designer Mare Raidma | Piret Toomvap
Composer Urmas Sisask
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk
Content Editor Tõnu Karro
Writer of Adapted Work Valentin Kuik
Managing Director Maret Hirtentreu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Rein Malmsten - Father | Marje Metsur - Mother | Tarvo Krall - Photographer | Ako Ülavere - Deserter | Salme Reek - Old lady | Vladimir Laptev - Psychiatrist | Jakob Mäeots - Jan | Tatjana Solodnikova - Nadežda

First releases

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  • at other places: 28.08.1992, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, IFFR - International Film Festival Rotterdam (Netherlands), 1993, Main programme
  • Participation, Espoo Ciné International Film Festival (Finland) , 1993

Partners and Sponsors

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