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Regina (1990)

Based on the novel "An Option" by Aimée Beekman

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Feature film | Melodrama Duration 107:00

Regina is a beautiful, educated and independent woman whose husband tells her that he is going to marry a young girl expecting a baby. As Regina inherits a house in a little town, an opportunity to change her life arises and she moves away from the capital city. She won't manage there alone - and the only available man around is drunkard Ants, yet with excellent skills in the household. Since the man is single, Regina decides that it is reasonable to marry him. However, she wants to get children with other men, those who are healthy and not drinking. ...

Director: Kaljo Kiisk

Keywords: entering into marriage | marriage proposal | gardening work | small town milieu | alcoholism | love | unequal marriage | selfishness | construction work | suicidal thoughts | 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 Melodrama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 107:00


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Director Kaljo Kiisk
Screenwriter Vladimir Beekman | Aimée Beekman
Cinematographer Valeri Blinov
Art Director Halja Klaar
Costume Designer Halja Klaar
Composer Andres Valkonen
Sound Designer Silvi Pruul
Editor Kersti Miilen
Content Editor Tiina Lokk
Writer of Adapted Work Aimée Beekman
Managing Director Ants Tomband


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Heino Torga - Head of the school | Oskar Liigand | Maret Kristel | Merle Talvik - School teacher | Külli Oviir - School teacher playing accordion | Helene Vannari - School teacher | Külliki Palmsaar - School teacher | Ene Järvis - School teacher | Sirje Vader - Mari's friend

First releases

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  • in cinema: 02.06.1990, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 28.12.1991, Eesti Televisioon, Estonia
  • in cinema: 01.1991, Moskva, Russia

Partners and Sponsors

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