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The War (1987)

Original title: Sõda

Animation Duration 16:36

The protagonist of the film is the Bat living in an old mill and fighting rats and crows. It’s the war fought by disproportioned forces, where the battle is won by cleverness, skill and cunning. Somewhere outside the mill another war is fought.

Director: Riho Unt | Hardi Volmer

Keywords: enticement | fighting | clever plan | bat | arbitrariness | rats | attacking | looting | intruders | war | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 16:36


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Director Riho Unt | Hardi Volmer
Screenwriter Hardi Volmer | Riho Unt
Cinematographer Arvo Nuut
Art Director Hardi Volmer | Riho Unt
Composer Lepo Sumera
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Silvia Kiik
Managing Director Urmas Kalde

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.12.1987, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 1988, Tampere Film Festival, Finland
  • at other places: 27.01.1989, Moscow Cinema House, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 1988, Jury's Special Prize
  • Award, USSR Animation Film Festival (Ryazan, USSR), 1988, Diploma
  • Award, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 1994, Diploma

Partners and Sponsors

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