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Forest Brothers in Front of the Bed (2005)

Original title: Metsavennad voodi ees

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Documentary Duration 28:00

In Estonian forests, there are thousands of graves of bushwhackers known only from legends. 77-year-old Aino Lepp from Pärnu county, Estonia, is disappointed in the way the state relates to the subject. She has been able to find and rebury about a few dozens of bushwhackers. Every single one of them finds a special place in the old woman's heart. Despite her scarce income, Aino has to drive around estonia in order to take care of the bushwhackers' graves that she has relocated. The more bushwhackers Aino reburies, the more difficult it will become for her since she gets older. ...

Director: Aivo Spitsonok

Keywords: blank spots in history | historical treatment | archaelogical excavations | reading room of archives | archival repository | cemetery | basement | religious rituals | funeral service | recollections of former times | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Osakond
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 28:00


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Producer Aivo Spitsonok
Director Aivo Spitsonok
Screenwriter Aivo Spitsonok
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu | Ivar Toodo | Andres Kull
Editor Marko Piirsoo | Kaarel Kelberg

First releases

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  • in cinema: 21.11.2005, kino Sõprus (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 20.12.2005, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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