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  • 1944
    1944

    Original title: 1944

    2015 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Elmo Nüganen

    The film tells about the events during the war of 1944 in Estonia, viewed by the Estonians fighting at the Red Army and German Army.

  • Lili
    Lili

    Original title: Lili

    2008 | Animation, Puppet | Director: Riho Unt

    There is a mortally wounded young soldier in a crater and a bunch of hungry rats from the battlefield try to find an answer to the question "Who is Lily Marleen?".

  • The Second Coming
    The Second Coming

    Original title of the film: Teine tulemine

    2008 | Feature film, Short | Director: Tanel Toom

  • The Blue Hills
    The Blue Hills

    Original title: Sinimäed

    2006 | Documentary | Director: Raimo Jõerand

  • Kiviaid
    Kiviaid

    1988 | Documentary | Director: Vello Pohla

  • Men in Soldier's Overcoats
    Men in Soldier's Overcoats

    Original title: Inimesed sõdurisinelis

    1968 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Jüri Müür

    The war drama directed by Jüri Müür is based on the novel "The Two Selves of Enn Kalm" by Paul Kuusberg. It is the first, and so far the only Estonian feature film depicting the Estonian Rifle Corps in the World War II, including the forming process of the corps in the Urals, its battles held at Velikiye Luki, on Emajõgi River and the night battle of Tehumardi on Saaremaa island. Considering the year of the film, it is not free from propaganda; however, for the first time bold and epic battle scenes together with the war chronicles are presented in this film. The soundtrack "Song About the Faraway Home" (music by Eino Tamberg, lyrics by Ralf Parve) is still a popular soldier song today.

  • Nõukogude Eesti
    Nõukogude Eesti

    1944 | Newsreels, Newsreels 1940 II half-1991 | Director: E. Ballod

  • In Honour of the Fallen
    In Honour of the Fallen

    Original title: Au langenuile

    1939 | Documentary | Director: Juhan Kuslap

    Film about recording of memory of the fallen in the battles. Views of memorial columns of the Estonian War of Independence.

  • Jao pealetungi lahing
    Jao pealetungi lahing

    1931 | Other categories, Educational, Commissioned, Popular Science | Director:

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