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Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter (1982)

Original title: Arabella, mereröövli tütar

Based on the story "Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter" by Aino Pervik

Feature film | Adventure Duration 69:00

Taaniel Tina is a strict, harsh captain of a pirate ship. His daughter Arabella is used to the pirate lifestyle, including treasure hunt and battles. Aadu is a traveler full of wisdom and cordiality who win's Arabella's heart. She will gradually learn that the pirates, including his father, are imprisoned by greed and evil. The pirate ship sails to another dangerous robbery. How to direct one's destiny in order a child could live in a better world?

Director: Peeter Simm

Keywords: greed | turpitude | saving life | performance | father-daughter relationship | cruelty | icebergs | captain's daughter | cook | evil | 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 Adventure
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 69:00


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Director Peeter Simm
Screenwriter Peeter Simm
Cinematographer Arvo Iho
Production Desinger Priit Vaher | Heikki Halla
Costume Designer Gunta Randla
Composer Jaanus Nõgisto
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Loora Tarm | Enn Rekkor
Writer of Adapted Work Aino Pervik
Managing Director Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Ants Ander - Pegleg | Endel Pärn - Skinny Adam | Ilmar Tammur - Cook Adalbert | Lembit Ulfsak - Sorrel Type | Georg Janson - Good Wilhelm | Sulev Luik - Man playing an instrument | Priit Pärn - Rashid | Jaan Kiho - Hook | Leelo Spirka - Rosita

First releases

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  • Premiere: 22.08.1982, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Estonian SSR Film Festival (USSR), 1983, Best film for children and youth. Best artist - Priit Vaher, Heikki Halla
  • Participation, PÖFF: tARTuFF - Tartu Love Film Festival (Estonia) , 2023

Partners and Sponsors

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