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Little Requiem for Harmonica (1972)

Original title: Väike reekviem suupillile

Based on the short story "Little Requiem for Harmonica" by Enn Vetemaa

Feature film | Drama Duration 87:00

Little Requiem for Harmonica

Jaan and Heiki are two students crossing the river of time in 1972. On the other side of that river is the occupied Estonia in the autumn of 1944. The film is about the painful collision between two eras and two mentalities. The young men have to make difficult decisions in order to stay alive. The film conveys the message that is against war, Fascism, Bourgeois nationalism, and abstract humanism; it supports the idea of understanding between generations and the unity of ideals and objectives.

Director: Veljo Käsper

Keywords: time traveling | jealousy | battle of survival | impulsiveness | fathers and sons | church service | souring | seizing | church | church's bell tower | View all »

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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 Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German
Dubbing Russian
Duration 87:00


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Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Enn Vetemaa
Cinematographer Vladimir Maak
Art Director Peeter Linzbach
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Leili Karpa
Content Editor Maris Balbat
Writer of Adapted Work Enn Vetemaa
Managing Director Karl Levoll


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mihkel Kivilaan - Deaf | Helend Peep - Bell ringer | Ants Müürsepp - Sergeant major | Ita Ever - Female teacher | Gražina Baikštyte - Katrin | Salme Reek - Amanda

First releases

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  • in cinema: 23.10.1972, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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