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Come Back, Lumumba (1992)

Original title: Tule tagasi, Lumumba

Based on the story "A Tale about Rein" by Toomas Raudam

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Feature film | Youth | Drama | Family Duration 77:48

Come Back, Lumumba

The culture centre of a small Estonian town is the place where the local people gather - where schoolchildren come to see popular films of 1960 previewed by the newsreels imbued with Soviet ideology to, and where young people meet in cinema and at dancing nights and fall in love. Aurora, the new head of the culture centre, and Lumumba change the lives of Rein and his father who are crushed with grief. Together with their friend Elsa, the boys decide to introduce Rein's father to Aurora in order to make them feel less lonely. It will turn out that ...

Director: Aare Tilk

Keywords: changing of seasons | humiliation | losing one's mother | neutralize a grenade | illness | cemetery | cinema hall | writing a letter | classroom | encounter | View all »

Photos and Galleries (15)

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Videos (2)

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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 Youth, Drama, Family
Duration 77:48


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Director Aare Tilk
Screenwriter Toomas Raudam
Cinematographer Urmas Sepp
Art Director Marju Pottisep
Costume Designer Pille Jänes
Composer Alo Mattiisen
Sound Designer Ülo Saar
Editor Eevi Säde
Content Editor Tõnu Karro | Mart Kivastik
Writer of Adapted Work Toomas Raudam
Managing Director Vello Samm


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Ants Ander - Old man Valge | Anu Lamp - Aurora | Heino Torga - Teacher Arus | Arvo Kukumägi - Director | Harry Abel - Elsa's grandpa | Endel Simmermann - Man from the orchestra | Egon Nuter - Photographer | Robert Gutman - Militiaman | Raimo Pass - Truck driver

First releases

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  • in cinema: 12.08.1992, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 03.12.1993, Theatre Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden
  • at other places: 23.01.1993, Concert Hall Vanemuine, Tartu, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian Film Days in Pärnu (Estonia), 1996, Best Script
  • Participation, Oulu International Children's and Youth Film Festival (Finland) , 1992
  • Participation, BERLINALE - Berlin International Film Festival (Germany), 1993, Programme: Kinderfilmfest/14 Plus

Partners and Sponsors

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