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The Lost Road (1990)

Original title: See kadunud tee

Phantasms based on the works by August Mälk

Feature film | Drama Duration 72:00

Teenager Juulius loses his mother and goes to live with Taavi, a wise fisherman. Juulius gets to know the daily life in the fisherman's village, falls in love for the first time, and realizes the complexity of the relationships between those of older generation. While leaving for a stormy sea of life from the village he has still some hope in order to come back to his love and his home port.

Director: Jaan Kolberg

Keywords: wisdom | first love | philosophizing | fighting an illness | father as drunkard | catching fish | souring | leaving home | homecoming | school party | 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 lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, French, Russian
Duration 72:00


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Director Jaan Kolberg
Screenwriter Jaan Kolberg
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Ervin Õunapuu
Composer Kuldar Sink
Sound Designer Mati Jaska
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk | Tiiu Unt
Content Editor Tõnu Karro
Writer of Adapted Work August Mälk
Managing Director Erika Laansalu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Väino Laes - Riida Oskar | Mati Klooren - Drunkard, Joonase isa | Valdek Kiiver - Soloist, Kristus | Voldemar Paavel - Silma Laas | Terje Pennie - Woman from the basement apartment

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.02.1991, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 11.1991, Moskva, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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