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Unusual Case (1973)

Original title: Tavatu lugu

Feature film | Drama | Crime Duration 75:03

A freshly graduated criminalist is given an assignment to file a criminal arson case admitted by 18-year-old Epp-Kai. However, the criminalist cannot find the motive for the misdemeanour. His partner, an experienced investigator overloaded with work, finds it unnecessary to have long conversations with the accused. The young criminalist perceives that Epp-Kai has something to hide while having desperate struggle within herself in pre-trial detention, trying to find the right way out.

Director: Kalju Komissarov

Keywords: beginning investigator | preliminary investigation | pursuing | toughness vs mildness | experienced investigator | courtroom | contraculture | arresting a criminal | firing range | shooting range training | 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, Crime
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 75:03


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Director Kalju Komissarov
Screenwriter Sulev Raudsepp | Enn Rekkor
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Art Director Peeter Linzbach | Linda Vernik
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Eino Tamberg
Sound Designer Enn Säde
Editor Virve Laev
Content Editor Maris Balbat
Managing Director Veronika Bobossova


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Jüri Vlassov - Arvo | Luule Paljasmaa - Helen | Enn Kraam - Korp | Ita Ever - Mother | Rene Rekand - Father | Linnar Priimägi - Class organizer | Meeli Sööt - Class teacher | Enn Klooren - MIlitiaman | Ago Saller - Militia officer of the day

First releases

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  • in cinema: 01.01.1974, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 23.12.1974, Moskva, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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