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The Girl in Black (1966)

Original title: Tütarlaps mustas

Based on the short story "The Girl in Black" by Lilli Promet

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Feature film | Drama Duration 92:00

The Girl in Black

Young Saale, the girl in black with her small suitcase, comes to live with her aunt in a fishermen's village. Her only precious thing is a glass ball that is a memory of her mother whose death has left Saale alone in the world. She has been repelled and humiliated, so she is not expecting anything good to come from people. For her surprise, young fisherman Tanel is ready to walk with her by the sea even if they won't speak a word. He doesn't think Saale is strange and he won't ridicule her for her religious views. Slowly, Saale ...

Keywords: budding love | jealousy | atheism | depression | buoyancy | introversion | juniper forest | suspicions | fish processing | fishermen at sea with the boat | 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
Subtitles Russian
Duration 92:00


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Film Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Lilli Promet
Cinematographer Harri Rehe
Art Director Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Kadi Vihalem
Editor Vera Parvel
Content Editor Mats Traat
Writer of Adapted Work Lilli Promet
Managing Director Veronika Bobossova


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Jaanus Orgulas - Clown | Ervin Abel - Clown | Evi Rauer - Head of the children's daycare | Olev Eskola - Reverend | Linda Tubin - Teacher | Lembit Eelmäe - Helvi's husband | Hilja Varem - Helvi | Tõnu Mikk - Militiaman

First releases

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  • Premiere: 03.02.1967, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1967, Best Cinematography in a Fiction Film - Harry Rehe
  • Participation, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1967

Partners and Sponsors

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