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Brides of Death (1990)

Original title: Surmamõrsjad

Animation Duration 09:22

Based on a ballady by an Estonian poet Marie Under. It's a tragical-lyrical puppet film about brides who drown themselves in a swamp, because enemies have killed their fiance's and devastated their land. The action of the film is played in controversary sequence - the re-meeting with their fiance's in the finale of the film acquires meaning of resurrection.

Director: Tauno Kivihall

Keywords: feeling of harrassment | life and death | inevitability of life | suicide | enesetappude põhjused | suicidal thoughts | emotional congestion | mental suffering | being afraid of the future | sufferings | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 09:22


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Director Tauno Kivihall
Screenwriter Paul-Eerik Rummo
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees | Tõnu Talivee
Art Director Virve Sarapik | Tauno Kivihall | Tiina Linzbach
Animator Aarne Ahi | Andres Mänd
Composer Lepo Sumera
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Riina Ruus
Writer of Adapted Work Marie Under
Managing Director Kalev Tamm

Partners and Sponsors

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