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Bike Tamers (1963)

Original title: Jalgrattataltsutajad

Feature film | Comedy | Sport Duration 69:26

Attractive bike constructor Rita has completed a brand new racing bike model called the Light Blue Antelope. She is looking for somene to test the new bike at Tallinn-Riga bicycle race but no one among the bicycle racers will agree. Then she seems to find the right solution - her new acquaintances Robert and Leo are two successful sportsmen. There are two parallel plot lines in the film: next to the abovementioned story, there is another one, an animated parody depicting the adventures of Author and Director during the film shooting and at the arts council.

Director: Juli Kun

Keywords: love quadrangle | jealous woman | falling in love | Krustshev era | reinventing the wheel | cycling sports | bicycle factory | veteran cyclist | cycling race | pretty pig keeper | View all »

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Videos (1)

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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 Comedy, Sport
Text / Dialogue Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 69:26


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Director Juli Kun
Screenwriter Juri Ozerov | Nikolai Erdman | Juli Kun
Cinematographer Edgar Štõrtskober
Art Director Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Jutta Maisaar
Composer Modest (Manus) Tabatšnikov
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Virve Sirel | Aino Lootus
Content Editor Grigori Skulski
Managing Director Kullo Must | Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Uldis Pūcītis - Militiaman | Arvi Hallik - Bus ticket inspector | Urmas Kallisaar - Tommi Laur, Rita's brother | Harald Rannu - Radio commentator | Vladlen Paulus - Bicyclist | Elvira Lossmann - Modern young woman, woman in native costume

First releases

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  • in cinema: 09.03.1964, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 10.03.1964, USSR
  • on television: 29.01.2011, taaslinastus ETV 2-s, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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