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  • 186 Kilometres
    186 Kilometres

    Original title: Jan Uuspõld läheb Tartusse

    2007 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk

    The pitch-black comedy directed by Andres Maimik and Rain Tolk about well-known Estonian actor Jan Uuspõld. Having reached a dead end with his life, Jan starts a dramatic journey full of adventures from Tallinn to Tartu. Numerous public figures in Estonia participate in the film, including the president of the country.

  • The War After War
    The War After War

    Original title of the film "Sõda pärast sõda"

    2002 | Documentary | Director: Peeter Simm

  • Antsla. Autumn 1993
    Antsla. Autumn 1993

    Original title: Antsla. Sügis 1993

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • Estonian Defence
    Estonian Defence

    Original title: Eesti kaitse

    1993 | Documentary | Director: Andres Sööt

    Documentary by Andres Sööt about the history of national defence in pre-war Estonia and the management of national defence after Estonia regained independence.

  • 24. veebruari tähistamine
    24. veebruari tähistamine

    1991 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: Heikki Aasaru

  • The Summer War
    The Summer War

    Original title of the film: Suvesõda

    1991 | Documentary | Director: Leo Ilves

  • 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.

  • We Were Eighteen
    We Were Eighteen

    Original title: Me olime 18 aastased

    1965 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The political drama directed by Kaljo Kiisk about the events of 1940-1941 in Estonia as viewed through the choices of young high-school graduates.

  • Kaitseliidu paraad Võidupühal
    Kaitseliidu paraad Võidupühal

    1938 | Newsreels 1912-1940 I half, Newsreels | Director:

  • 1. Jalaväerügemendi 20. Aastapäeva tähistamine Narvas 24.-25.04.1937
    1. Jalaväerügemendi 20. Aastapäeva tähistamine Narvas 24.-25.04.1937

    1937 | Newsreels 1912-1940 I half, Newsreels | Director:

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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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