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  • The Gang
    The Gang

    Original title: Bande

    1985 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Arvo Kruusement

    Political detective film directed by Arvo Kruusement based on the novel "The Glass Key" by American writer Dashiell Hammett. It tells the story of an election campaign in USA in 1920s.

  • Dog-Eat-Dog
    Dog-Eat-Dog

    Original title: Hundiseaduse aegu

    1984 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Olav Neuland

    The romantic adventure film directed by Olav Neuland is a love story between a young thinker and the beautiful daughter of a vassal in medieval Estonia, when the last free villages were turned into feudal estates.

  • Christmas in Vigala
    Christmas in Vigala

    Original title: Jõulud Vigalas

    1980 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Mark Soosaar

    The innovative author's film by Mark Soosaar with excellent camerawork combines documentary and fiction, telling the dramatic story during the Revolution of 1905 about the tragic destiny of Bernhard Laipmann, a reforming farmer who teaches people the ideas of enlightenment.

  • Ask the Dead About the Price of Death
    Ask the Dead About the Price of Death

    1977 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

  • Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II
    Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II

    Original title: Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile, I ja II jagu

    1975 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Grigori Kromanov

    Political adventure film directed by Grigori Kromanov is based on the novel "Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat" by Julian Semyonov. The film, based on true historical events, partly on real people and facts, became a cult film in Russia. Among others, the following Russian top actors play in the film: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Margarita Terekhova, Nikolay Volkov and Vladimir Ivashov. Also, several famous Estonian actors perform in the film.

  • Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II
    Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat, Part I and II

    Original title: Briljandid proletariaadi diktatuurile, I ja II jagu

    1975 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Grigori Kromanov

    Political adventure film directed by Grigori Kromanov is based on the novel "Diamonds for the Dictatorship of the Proletariat" by Julian Semyonov. The film, based on true historical events, partly on real people and facts, became a cult film in Russia. Among others, the following Russian top actors play in the film: Aleksandr Kaidanovsky, Margarita Terekhova, Nikolay Volkov and Vladimir Ivashov. Also, several famous Estonian actors perform in the film.

  • FIre in the Night
    FIre in the Night

    Original title: Tuli öös

    1973 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Valdur Himbek

    The children's film directed by Valdur HImbek is based on the story "Fire in the Darkened City" by Eno Raud, telling about the schoolchildren's fearless games with fire during the German occupation.

  • Gladiator
    Gladiator

    Original title: Gladiaator

    1969 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Veljo Käsper

    The personal drama directed by Veljo Käsper is based on the novel series "The Windy Shore" part III by Aadu Hint where the events take part during the First World War and the Russian Revolution. The basic principles of both human lives and society are put to the test.

  • I am Ready, I will Go...
    I am Ready, I will Go...

    Original title: Olen valmis, ma lähen…

    1967 | Documentary | Director: Semjon Školnikov

    Documentary about Boris Vilde, hero of French resistance movement.

  • Predecessor
    Predecessor

    Original title: Eelkäija

    1967 | Documentary | Director: Vladimir Karasjov

    Artistic, photographic documentary by Vladimir Karasyov about the life of Viktor Kingissepp and the revolutionary events in Estonia.

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