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Dog-Eat-Dog (1984)

Original title: Hundiseaduse aegu

Feature film | Adventure Duration 79:25

Meleleiv and Liisa are two young Estonians with pure souls who meet each other during the battles with feudal order. Herman Pesentack and Hans Metten, the vassals driven by greed and power hunger, use both violence and tricks in order to get what they want. Those who are mentally stronger will come out as winners. The freedom of Estonians can exist only within the borders set by the feudal order. The man who has given the vassal's oath of homage to his lord must be also ready to rise against his nation.

Director: Olav Neuland

Keywords: educated farmer | identity | bear | beautiful views of nature | Middle Ages | convent school | village elder | feudalizing | sovereign | wise man of the forest | 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 79:25


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Director Olav Neuland
Screenwriter Arvo Valton
Cinematographer Edvard Oja | Viktor Školnikov
Production Desinger Priit Vaher
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Ülo Saar | Roman Sabsay
Editor Kersti Miilen
Content Editor Toomas Raudam
Managing Director Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Heino Mandri - Manfred Pesentack | Jüri Järvet - Teacher | Rein Aren - Vootele | Toomas Urb - Tunnet | Tene Ruubel - Ulla | Tõnu Kark - Soldier | Ago Roo - Master of the order | Voldemar Paavel - Wise man of the forest

First releases

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  • in cinema: 9.05.1985, Tartus kunstinädalala "Tartu kevad" raames , Tartu, kino Ekraan, Estonia
  • in cinema: 13-20. mail 1985 XVIII üleliidulisel filmifestivalil , Minsk, USSR

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1985, Esitleti filmi

Partners and Sponsors

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