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Light in Koordi (1951)

Original title: Valgus Koordis

Based on the story "Light in Koordi" by Hans Leberecht

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Feature film | Drama Duration 93:08

Paul Runge, a Red Army soldier, returns to his home village Koordi after the war. Despite the new regime people have not changed much. The village is still the same - neglected and without culture - where prosperous farmers maltreat local peasants, either with using tricks or with brutality. The hopes of new settlers are high, but the harvest will be poor. When Muuli from the Communist Party and Runge realize that small households have no power, they will start to talk about establishing a collective farm. Threatening letters and foul attacks by the followers of the old regime follow ...

Director: Herbert Rappaport

Keywords: helplessness | accordion play | turpitude | bandits | exemplary collectice farm | horse ploughing | impolite table manners | pest | shrewdness | poor farm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Lenfilm (Russia), Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 93:08


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Director Herbert Rappaport
Screenwriter Hans Leberecht | Juri German
Cinematographer Sergei Ivanov
Art Director Sergei Malkin
Composer Eugen Kapp | Boris Kõrver
Sound Designer Grigori Elbert
Editor D. Lander
Writer of Adapted Work Hans Leberecht
Managing Director I. Poljakov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 27.08.1951, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 25.10.1951, Moskva, USSR
  • in cinema: 26.06.1953, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Stalin Prize (USSR), 1952, II järgu preemia

Partners and Sponsors

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