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Men From the Fisherman's Village (1961)

Original title: Ühe küla mehed

Feature film | Drama Duration 88:04

Men From the Fisherman's Village

The first Estonian post-war feature film tells the story about local fishermen who have to make a decisive choice. When their boat drifts away with the storm to the coast of Finland, Soviet borderguards starts immediately suspect them. However, what counts more to the fishermen is the fact that they discover - men from the same village won't always stick together.

Director: Jüri Müür

Keywords: marriage in crisis | falling in love | changing of beliefs | ideological struggle | fixing fishnets | collective fishery | love of the middle-aged | love for home | hesitating | hospitality | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinna Kinostuudio
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Finnish, Swedish, Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 88:04


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Director Jüri Müür
Screenwriter Aimée Beekman | Vladimir Beekman
Cinematographer Jüri Garšnek | Harri Rehe
Art Director Linda Vernik
Costume Designer Heljo Talts
Composer Eino Tamberg
Sound Designer Raimond Schönberg
Editor Eugen Rozental
Content Editor Ants Saar
Managing Director Kullo Must


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Toivo Lankinen - Constable Lehtonen | Genri Routtu - Shop man Seppo | Malle Kõo - Luule

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.02.1962, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 19.02.1962, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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