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Postmark from Vienna (1967)

Original title: Viini postmark

Based on the play "Postmark from Vienna" by Ardi Liives

Digitally remastered in 2012

Feature film | Comedy Duration 91:20

Postmark from Vienna

Martin Roll who once was a man of many words, wearing a dandy moustache has now become a suffering saggy man as described by his war friend Tõnis Upp. Martin is seriously disturbed by the state of things both at work in he box factory and at home but he does nothing to change that except dedicates himself to his collection of stamps. However, the bitter truth makes Martin bet on his biggest treasure - the Austrian WIPA issue stamp - with Tõnis. Tõnis will win if during one day he is able to tell only the truth.

Keywords: taking advantage of one's position | unpleasant truth | philately | fears | duplicity | crate factory | desire for easy life | bet | civil courage | Communist morality | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color bw
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 91:20


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Film Director Veljo Käsper
Screenwriter Ardi Liives
Cinematographer Harri Rehe
Art Director Rein Raamat
Costume Designer Hilda Kruusi
Composer Jaan Rääts
Sound Designer Harald Läänemets
Editor Vera Parvel
Content Editor Mats Traat
Writer of Adapted Work Ardi Liives
Managing Director Arkadi Pessegov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Ants Jõgi - 1. painter | Rein Vaharo - 2. painter | Mati Soonik - 3. painter | Karl Kalkun - Militiaman

First releases

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  • in cinema: 10.01.1968, Tallinn , Estonia
  • in cinema: 26.08.1968, Moskva, USSR

Partners and Sponsors

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