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Murder on the 31st Floor Part I (1979)

Original title: 31. osakonna hukk, I jagu

Based on the sci-fi novel "Murder on the 31st Floor" by Per Wahlöö

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Feature film | Detective Duration 64:14

Police officer Jensen tells to evacute the whole building of a leading media group after a bomb threat is made. There won't be any explosion; however, the media group sustains big losses because of the work stoppage and the management requires investigation of the case and makes no public notice about it. Officer Jensen identifies six suspects, then finds out that he is being followed himself, especially when he gets involved in the obscure activities of the 31st floor. Investigations lead to confessions and the case will be closed. The one who pleads himself guilty suddenly dies in the detention ...

Director: Peeter Urbla

Keywords: journalism | naked man | bar | fears | collecting information | drinking | surveillance | suspects | racing | hallway | 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 length feature
Genre Detective
Text / Dialogue Russian, German
Duration 64:14


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Director Peeter Urbla
Screenwriter Peeter Urbla
Cinematographer Valeri Blinov
Art Director Ando Keskküla
Costume Designer Meelis Vulp
Composer Rein Rannap
Sound Designer Kadi Müür
Editor Marju Juhkum
Content Editor Toomas Raudam
Writer of Adapted Work Per Wahlöö
Managing Director Veronika Bobossova


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Martin Veinmann - Observer | Vello Janson - Sergeant | Aldo Tammsaar - Rolf | Fred Raudberg - Master of the print house | Anne Taiger - GIrl in Krank's villa | Ilmar Ojaloo - Guard | Mati Milius - Bugler

First releases

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  • on television: 27.02.1982, ETV, Estonia
  • on television: 13.06.1981, KTV, USSR
  • on television: 21.04.2012, ETV-2, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1983, Diploma for the successful development of the political detective film genre given to the director Peeter Urbla

Partners and Sponsors

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