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Madness (1968)

Original title: Hullumeelsus

Feature film | Drama Duration 79:00

Right before the end of the World War II, a special forces squad enters the mental hospital, located in a good-looking old manor house, in order to take away the patients. Yet, Gestapo has been informed that there is a spy hiding among the insane. Officer Windisch has to find the malingerer among the few hundred mentally ill patients and a chase begins.

Director: Kaljo Kiisk

Keywords: Estonians in World War II | fanaticalness | fascism | führer | hallucination | crazies | going berserk | crime against humanity | suspecting | obsession | 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 lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German
Voiceower Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 79:00

Crew

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Director Kaljo Kiisk
Screenwriter Viktors Lorencs
Cinematographer Anatoli Zabolotski | Andrei Dobrovolski
Art Director Halja Klaar
Composer Lembit Veevo
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Eugen Rozental
Content Editor Grigori Skulski
Managing Director Arkadi Pessegov

Cast

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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Harijs Liepiņš - Lieutenant | Elvira Žebertavičiute - Nurse Lucia

First releases

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  • in cinema: 02.1969, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1969
  • Award, Film Festival of Baltic States and Byelorussia (USSR), 1969, Jüri Järvet - aasta parim meesnäitleja Halja Klaar - parim kunstnikutöö mängufilmis

Partners and Sponsors

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