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Forty Years Later (1998)

Original title: Nelikümmend aastat hiljem

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Documentary Duration 33:40

Forty Years Later

In the summer of 1998, a big group of Estonian mountaineers start their expedition to Caucasus Mountains to climb the highest top in Europe - Mount Elbrus (5642 m) in order to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first surmount of Elbrus by Estonian mountaineers. Current expedition is the first one for many members of the group. The documentary is a travelogue following the full journey to Mount Elbrus while concentrating on the thirteen most enduring mountaineers in the group who conquer the mountain peak. The final ascent comes with surpassing oneself, through pain and heavy work that will be ...

Director: Riho Västrik

Keywords: acclimating | alpinism | mountaineers | expedition to the mountains | overcoming oneself | lack of oxygen | gasping | thin air | exhaustion | high mountains | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Vesilind
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 33:40


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Producer Riho Västrik
Director Riho Västrik
Screenwriter Riho Västrik
Cinematographer Riho Västrik | Jaan Künnap
Editor Raili Nõlvak

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  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
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