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Rocks Under Water (1959)

Original title: Veealused karid

Based on the play "Where Are You Headed, Comrade Director?" by Aadu Hint

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Feature film | Melodrama Duration 75:20

Rocks Under Water

Tõnis Hoopkaup, head of the fishing collective farm, receives two significant presents for his wedding day - a new trawler and a cigarette case with the image of an anchor. Tõnis hopes to go to deep-sea fishing with his new ship and get ahead of the competing collective farms. The cigarette case reminds him of his pre-war dreams and disappointments. Tõnis is married to Riina but he is attracted by Lidia who looks like someone he was in love with long time ago and whose father was once known as "the king of the fishing village". Tõnis believes that ...

Director: Viktor Nevežin

Keywords: marriage triangle | authoritarian | first love | pretty woman | entangling in intrigues | suspicions | catch of fish | fixing fishnets | fishermen | collective fishery | View all »

Photos and Galleries (18)

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Videos (3)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kunstiliste- ja Kroonikafilmide Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Melodrama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 75:20


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Director Viktor Nevežin
Screenwriter Aadu Hint | Andres Särev
Cinematographer Semjon Školnikov
Art Director Peeter Linzbach
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Boris Kõrver
Sound Designer Herman Vahtel
Content Editor Valter Kruustee
Writer of Adapted Work Aadu Hint
Managing Director Avenir Aksel


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Aado Hõimre - Mihkel | Katrin Välbe - Mihkel's wife | Olev Eskola | Endel Nõmberg | Priit Ratas - Indrek | Arnold Everaus - Aadu | Ants Lont - Peeter | Ants Pahla - Jakob | Viktor Kõiv - Tõnis' companion, fisherman

First releases

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  • at other places: 30.10. 1959, Tallinna Poliitharidusmaja, Estonia
  • in cinema: 02.11. 1959, Tallinnas, Estonia
  • in cinema: 21.11. 1959, USSR

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