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Happy-Go-Lucky (1983)

Original title: Nipernaadi

Digitally remastered in 2007

Based on the novel "Toomas Nipernaadi" by August Gailit

Feature film | Drama | Road movie Duration 88:00

Happy-Go-Lucky

While traveling around Estonia in summertime, Toomas Nipernaadi has no direction nor destination - he goes where the road takes him. People think their lives have been predestined and it should be taken as an inevitability until they meet Nipernaadi who likes to make up all kinds of stories and make people excited. He promises everyone happiness, love, and himself - but no one will ever get hold of him.

Director: Kaljo Kiisk

Keywords: spouse | courtship | egocentrism | fantasizing | crazing | mansion | lake beach | beautiful views of nature | midnight sun | hillocked landscape | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama, Road movie
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 88:00

Crew

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Director Kaljo Kiisk
Screenwriter Juhan Viiding
Cinematographer Jüri Sillart
Art Director Tõnu Virve
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Raimo Kangro | Andres Valkonen
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Kersti Miilen
Content Editor Tiina Lokk
Writer of Adapted Work August Gailit
Managing Director Ants Tomband

Cast

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Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 14.05.1983, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 11.1983, Moskva, USSR
  • in cinema: 24.10.2007, digitaalselt taastatud filmi taasesitus, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1984, Auhind Kaljo Kiisale parima mängufilmi režissööritöö eest. Jüri Sillartile parima operaatoritöö eest mängufilmi loomisel (koos filmiga “Bande”). Tõnu Virvele parima kunstnikutöö eest mängufilmi loomisel (koos filmiga “Naerata ometi”). Žürii eriauhind Ilmar Tammurile osatäitmise eest filmides “Nipernaadi” ja “Kaks paari ja üksindus”.
  • Award, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1984, Žürii eridiplom filmile. Diplom filmimuusika eest Anne Maasikule ja Raimo Kangrole. III järgu diplom ja III preemia operaator Jüri Sillartile kodumaise värvifilmi parima kasutamise eest.

Partners and Sponsors

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