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Traces (1963)

Original title: Jäljed

Feature film | Drama Duration 91:23

Heino Raagen and his war comrades begin a new battle while arriving at their home village - establishing a collective farm. The sufferings and fears of the war have exhausted people; nevertheless, they still stick together and protect their close ones. Heino's girlfriend Valve hides the plans of her brother Robert hiding in the forest from him; as a result, their relationship will fall apart. Life goes on, but disappointment and anger will take their toll even when years have gone by.

Director: Kaljo Kiisk

Keywords: accordion play | Estonians on opposite sides | fears | going berserk | father-son relationship | class struggle | life in a collective farm | collective farm party | collectivization | schoolchildren | 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 length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Duration 91:23


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Director Kaljo Kiisk
Screenwriter Ants Saar
Dialogue Writer Ants Saar
Cinematographer Mihhail Dorovatovski
Art Director Peeter Linzbach
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Lembit Veevo
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Eugen Rozental
Content Editor Silvia Kiik
Managing Director Arkadi Pessegov

First releases

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  • in cinema: 13.01.1964, Estonia
  • in cinema: 18.03.1964, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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