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In the Backyard (1957)

Original title: Tagahoovis

Based on the story "In the Backyard" by Oskar Luts

Feature film | Drama Duration 75:31

The film is based on the story "In the Backyard" by Oskar Luts and the drama play directed by Andres Särev, telling the story about the distressed residents living in poor slums during the economic crisis of the first Estonian Republic in early 1930s. It is the life in the backyard both literally and symbolically.

Director: Viktor Nevežin

Keywords: slum | slum atmosphere | journalist | turpitude | surrendering | waifs and strays | difficulties in life | suicide | philosophizing | chiromancer | 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 length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles Russian
Duration 75:31


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Director Viktor Nevežin
Screenwriter Andres Särev | Viktor Nevežin
Cinematographer Semjon Školnikov
Art Director Maimu Vannas
Composer Boris Kõrver
Sound Designer Herman Vahtel
Editor Kai Suuna
Content Editor Veste Paas
Writer of Adapted Work Oskar Luts
Managing Director Viktor Sõmer | Eduard Mannus


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Laine Mesikäpp - Berta | Ants Jõgi - Kohv | Tiiu Olup - Milla | E. Treiman - Cashier | Õie Orav - Timka

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.02.1957, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 24.04.1957, Moskva, USSR
  • on television: 19.05.1994, taaslinastus ETV-s, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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