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Bull Fight (1982)

Original title: Corrida

Based on the novel "Corrida" by Teet Kallas

Feature film | Drama Duration 84:17

Osvald Rass is an aging literary critic who makes up his mind to leave the town and move to a lonely island with his young wife Ragne, hoping to find inspiration and harmony there. Their idyllic summer is interrupted by uninvited guests. Photographer Tarmo, Ragne's ex-boyfriend, appears from the sea. A sinister-looking bull starts to bother them, followed by the whole cattle. This leads to the bull fight where the two men are ready to prove their love towards Ragne.

Director: Olav Neuland

Keywords: marriage in crisis | jealousy | unequal marriage | former lover | taking photos | losing one's peace of mind | bullfight | deserted island | suspicions | cancan on the roof | 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 Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles Finnish, Swedish, English, French
Duration 84:17


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Director Olav Neuland
Screenwriter Olav Neuland
Cinematographer Arvo Iho
Production Desinger Heikki Halla
Costume Designer Helve Halla
Composer Sven Grünberg
Sound Designer Roman Sabsay
Editor Eevi Säde
Content Editor Toomas Raudam
Writer of Adapted Work Teet Kallas
Managing Director Raimund Felt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Doris Neuland - Child | Vaino Vahing - Head of the collective farm | Olev Saar - Boatman | Irina Vaht - Teacher

First releases

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  • in cinema: 28.02.1983, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 14.03.1983, USSR
  • in cinema: 13.04.1984, Helsinki, Kosmos1, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, USSR Film Festival (USSR), 1982, Special programme
  • Participation, USSR Film Festival (Washington, USA), 1987
  • Participation, University Of California Film And Television Festival (USA) , 1986, Retrospective

Partners and Sponsors

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