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  • Phantom
    Phantom

    Original title: Kodu-käija

    2010 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

    Filmmaker Andres Sööt portrays poet Hando Runnel, his essential nature, mentality, people around him and the Estonian great intellectuals who are close to the poet.

  • Saint George
    Saint George

    Original title: Püha Jüri

    2009 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Riho Västrik

  • Forest Brothers in Front of the Bed
    Forest Brothers in Front of the Bed

    Original title: Metsavennad voodi ees

    2005 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Aivo Spitsonok

    Aino Lepp has studied the phenomenon of bushwhacking and has driven around Estonia for years while searching for the graves of bushwhackers. Every time she finds one, it will stay in the old woman's heart.

  • The Leigo Lakes
    The Leigo Lakes

    Original title: Leigo järved

    2002 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about Tõnu Tamm, owner of a tourism farm and a concert promoter.

  • Siberi õpetaja
    Siberi õpetaja

    2001 | Documentary, Observation | Director: Heini Drui

  • Dokumentaalfilmtor Seppo aparaadid
    Dokumentaalfilmtor Seppo aparaadid

    1978 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

  • The Red Violin
    The Red Violin

    Original title: Punane viiul

    1974 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The film directed by Kaljo Kiisk tells the story of Eduard Sõrmus, a charismatic musician and a revolutionary also known by the name The Red Violinist in Europe between the two great wars. The film is a co-production of Tallinnfilm and Defa (German Democratic Republic).

  • Golden coach
    Golden coach

    Original title: Kuldtõld

    1971 | Documentary, Portrey | Director: Mark Soosaar, Ela Unt

    Portrait documentary directed by Mark Soosaar about Omar Volmer, the head of Pärnu Museum of Local History.

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The database is maintained by NGO Estonian Film Database. It was opened on 12.12.2012 and is meant for providing information about the whole Estonian film heritage from 1912. We plan fully complete it by 2022 but already now full and partial entries for about 16 000 films, 9000 filmmakers and more than 200 production companies could be retrieved in Estonian and partly in English. Translation of film descriptions and keywords into English is an ongoing process. Read more detailed overview.

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