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Uninvited Guests (1959)

Original title: Kutsumata külalised

Feature film | Thriller | Drama Duration 92:45

Four Estonians who have escaped to Sweden during the war return to the Soviet Estonia in 1950s. The four diversionists are hired by the Western Secret Service. Difficulties arise when they cross the border with an injured companion - the rest of three have to decide what to do next. Soviet reality is not something they have expected and cooperation with the local people won't be any success. The agents must risk their conscience, their families and lives. National Security will launch its counter operation full of exciting turns.

Director: Igor Jeltsov

Keywords: agents | arrestment | doctor | diversionist | diversion act | failure | loyalty of Estonian people | emigrants | functional style summer house | getting wounded | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Full length feature, Feature film
Genre Thriller, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 92:45


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Director Igor Jeltsov
Screenwriter Genrih Borovik | Andrei Novikov
Cinematographer Vladimir Parvel
Production Desinger Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Heljo Talts
Composer Eino Tamberg
Sound Designer Raimond Schönberg
Editor Ludmilla Rosental
Content Editor Valter Kruustee
Managing Director Karl Levoll | Avenir Aksel


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Leonid Lehtla - Gustav | Olev Eskola - Investigator | Vello Rosenberg - Janis | Rudolf Nuude - Andres | Lisl Lindau - Aliide | Arnold Sikkel - Father | Gunnar Kilgas - Salusoo | Endel Nõmberg - Security officer | Enn Adusson - Security officer

First releases

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  • in cinema: 17.05.1959, Kinoteater "Sõprus", Estonia
  • in cinema: 28.09.1959, Moskva, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1960, Hugo Laur - preemia parima episoodilise rolli eest. Festival toimus Riias.
  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2019, Retrospective

Partners and Sponsors

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