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  • The Gang
    The Gang

    Original title: Bande

    1985 | Feature film, Full length 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.

  • Kes teisele auku kaevab
    Kes teisele auku kaevab

    1981 | Observation, Documentary | Director: Kaljo Jõekalda

  • Murder on the 31st Floor Part I
    Murder on the 31st Floor Part I

    Original title: 31. osakonna hukk, I jagu

    1979 | Feature film, Full length feature | Director: Peeter Urbla

    The political detective film directed by Peeter Urbla is based on the sci-fi novel "Murder on the 31st Floor" by Swedish writer Per Wahlöö, warning against the social effects of media corruption.

  • Madness

    Original title: Hullumeelsus

    1968 | Full length feature, Feature film | Director: Kaljo Kiisk

    The tragicomedy directed by Kaljo Kiisk takes place in a mental hospital. Men ruled by the totalitarian regime reach the point where madness and normality hopelessly intermingle. The film was banned to be screened in the Soviet Union for 20 years.

  • Maa sool
    Maa sool

    1961 | Documentary | Director: Eduard Eljas

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