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Requiem (1984)

Original title: Reekviem

Feature film | Drama | War Duration 71:53

When the frontline extends over Estonia in the summer of 1944, the pilots of a shot down Soviet airplane come to ask for help to Meelaku farm where organ builder Jaan lives with his kids Johann, Sebastian and little Mari. Their mother has died in war and the family won't hear of any Germans or Russians. One pilot needs an operation so Jaan sends for Evelyn Ewers, a German military doctor. The course of events forces to stay everyone in the farmhouse until the final decision must be made.

Director: Olav Neuland

Keywords: prayer for the dead | people facing tanks | fatherly punishment | river | beautiful views of nature | home concert | leaving home | flamethrower | grief | music | 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, War
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, German, Latin
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 71:53


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Director Olav Neuland
Screenwriter Teet Kallas | Olav Neuland
Cinematographer Jüri Sillart
Art Director Toomas Hõrak
Costume Designer Helve Halla | Anne Kahar
Composer Sven Grünberg
Editor Kersti Miilen | Eha Meier
Content Editor Tiina Lokk
Managing Director Ants Tomband


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Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 01.1985, Moskva, USSR
  • in cinema: 09.07.1987, kino Eha (Tallinn), Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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