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Lack of Wind (1970)

Original title: Tuulevaikus

Based on the story "The Seven Days of Tuisu Taavi" by Einar Maasik

Feature film | Drama Duration 80:00

Lack of Wind

Taavi is worried about the lack of wind that won't let him do his daily job as a fisherman. Neither he nor other fishermen like that the fisheries inspector Olev has banned using motorboats on the lake, because of the possible injuries of fingerlings. Taavi is also concerned of the fact that Olev is often seen together with nurse Leili whom Taavi holds dear. But he is definitely not the guy who would just sit and wait for the better days.

Director: Veljo Käsper

Keywords: love | honesty | brigade leader | saving life | haymaking | fireworks | impulsiveness | bonfire on Midsummer's Eve | inspector of fishery protection | fishermen | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 80:00


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Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Einar Maasik
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Art Director Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Jaan Rääts
Editor Kai Schönberg
Content Editor Enn Rekkor
Writer of Adapted Work Einar Maasik
Managing Director Arkadi Pessegov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mauri Raus - Alfred (driver) | Ants Jõgi - Old man | Jan Roosaar - Leili's brother | Anders Vrager - Leili's second brother | Voldemar Paavel - Collective farmer | Sophie Sooäär - Saare Maria | Karl Kalkun - Eesmaa | Endel Simmermann - Alasoo | Aleksander Niitoja - Man at haymaking

First releases

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  • Premiere: 04.01.1971, Estonia

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