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Sharp Turn (1957)

Original title: Pöördel

Feature film | Drama Duration 79:48

Sharp Turn

Raivo Kotkas is the new head of the collective farm "Victory". His predecessor Mihkel Vutt has practiced command economy, production has gone down and the cattle has partly perished. Bookkeeper Olep is quite a crook who has played an essential role in the degradation of the collective farm - quite a few good workers have left work because of his cheating. Young agronomist Salme makes up her mind to leave the farm as well. The new chief wins the workers' trust and recovers their belief in the fruitfulness of their work.

Director: Aleksandr Mandrõkin

Keywords: agronomist | accordion play | driver | entangling in intrigues | Midsummer's Day | chicken coop | swinging on a swing | cafe atmosphere | office of a collective farm | life in a collective farm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 79:48


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Director Aleksandr Mandrõkin
Screenwriter Ants Saar
Cinematographer Vladimir Parvel
Art Director Peeter Linzbach
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Gustav Ernesaks
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Eugen Rozental
Content Editor Valter Kruustee
Managing Director Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Evi Rauer - Leena | Astrid Lepa - Asta | Ruts Bauman - Madis | Ants Jõgi - Tõnis | Lembit Anton - Warehouse manager | Meta Luts - Heli's mother | Salme Reek - Collective farmer | Betty Kuuskemaa - Housewife | Inna Taarna - Secretary Tiia

First releases

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  • in cinema: 02.12.1957, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 06.1959, USSR
  • on television: 09.06.1994, ETV, Estonia

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