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Under the Same Roof (1962)

Original title: Ühe katuse all

Based on the story "In the Same House" by Hans Leberecht

Feature film | Melodrama Duration 94:32

Under the Same Roof

Mari Põder has successfully led a collective farm in 1950s and fulfilled all tasks given from the authorities. Nonetheless, things in the collective farm become progressively worse. The Committee of the Communist Party sends its representative Peeter Arro who will learn that the manager Mari acts as a tyrant for the local people. She has to resign during the elections of the new manager. Being without authority has a damaging effect on her so she starts to regain her position with the help of her old tricks.

Director: Igor Jeltsov

Keywords: love | suicide attempt | self-justification | entangling in intrigues | cult of personality | drinking | brutality | office of a collective farm | life in a collective farm | head of a collective farm | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Melodrama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 94:32


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Director Igor Jeltsov
Screenwriter Maria Smirnova
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Art Director Rein Raamat
Costume Designer Heljo Talts
Composer Veljo Tormis
Sound Designer Raimond Schönberg
Editor Eugen Rozental
Content Editor Ants Saar
Writer of Adapted Work Hans Leberecht
Managing Director Paul Potisepp


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Ines Parker - Helgi | Aleksander Niitoja - Märt | Helend Peep - Raid | Olga-Katarina Vare - Katrin Org | Arnold Sikkel - Vassar | Aleksei Glazõrin | Arvo Heina | Ants Jõgi | Virve Jürno

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.01 1963, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 28.01.1963, USSR
  • in cinema: 23.12.1963, Moscow, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Nomination, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1963, Best Actress of the Year - Elsa Ratassepp

Partners and Sponsors

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