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Men in Soldier's Overcoats (1968)

Original title: Inimesed sõdurisinelis

Based on the novel "The Two Selves of Enn Kalm" by Paul Kuusberg

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Feature film | Drama | War Duration 84:49

After being mobilized to the Red Army and their hard experience in the battalions, Estonian soldiers are formed into the Estonian Rifle Corps. Many of them, including Enn Kalm, lack motivation to fight. On their long way back to homeland and during the battles at Velikiye Luki, the Estonian men will recover their strength and realize the idea of fighting. On the banks of Emajõgi River, Enn and his fellow soldiers have to face their compatriots who wear the enemy's uniform. What about the feelings and behaviour of the men who had to put on the soldier's overcoats due to ...

Director: Jüri Müür

Keywords: degradation | deserter | Estonians on opposite sides | Estonians' difficult choices | escaping by the skin of one's teeth | getting wounded | traveling on foot | trench | suspicions | homesickness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama, War
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 84:49


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Director Jüri Müür
Screenwriter Paul Kuusberg | Lembit Remmelgas | Jüri Müür
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Production Desinger Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Piia Järvila
Composer Eino Tamberg
Sound Designer Kadi Müür
Editor Eugen Rozental
Writer of Adapted Work Paul Kuusberg
Managing Director Virve Lunt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Kiira Kikerpuu - Kirsti Sarapik | Peeter Kard - Mati Reinop | Ivalo Randalu - Otto Rünk | Evald Aavik - Lieutenant Aava | Arne Laos - Sauer | Uno Vark - Simul

First releases

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  • in cinema: 15.07.1968, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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