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The Song of the Summer (1982)

Original title: Šlaager

Feature film | Musical films, dance Duration 81:00

While suffering creative and emotional crisis, singer Katrin gives a poor performance at the pop music contest. She decides to turn over a new leaf and write a song that would convey an important message both for herself and for the audience. Katrin's personal drama - the story about her doubts and self-realization - is accompanied by the performances of well-known pop musicians of 1970s and 1980s.

Director: Peeter Urbla

Keywords: love triangle | self-discovery | overcoming oneself | making a phone call | sound studio | individuality | concert audience | divorce | female singer | singing competition | 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 lenght feature
Genre Musical films, dance
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 81:00


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Director Peeter Urbla
Screenwriter Teet Kallas
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Art Director Rein Tammik
Costume Designer Sirje Eelma
Composer Rein Rannap
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Arvo Vallikivi
Managing Director Maret Hirtentreu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Galina Abdrahmanova - Iris | Alice Talvik - TV director | Jüri Järvet jr - Jako | Peeter Lilje - Tom | Peeter Simm - Cameraman | Hardi Volmer - Musician in Kookos | Jaak Arro - Musician in Kookos | Veljo Vingissaar - Musician in Kookos | Härmo Härm - Musician in Kookos

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 19.04.1982 XV Üleliiduline Filmifestival , kino Kosmos (Tallinn), Estonia
  • in cinema: 12.1982, Moskva, USSR
  • in cinema: 03.01.1983, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1983, preemia parima operaatoritöö eest, operaator Ago Ruusile

Partners and Sponsors

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