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  • The Idiot
    The Idiot

    Original title: Idioot

    2011 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Rainer Sarnet

    The feature film directed by Rainer Sarnet is based on the novel "The Idiot" by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. The filmmaker interprets the well-known classic in a contemporary film language with talented Estonian actors and actresses who perform in the enchanting yet intimidating beauty of a sacral space.

  • City Unplugged
    City Unplugged

    Darkness in Tallinn

    1993 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Ilkka Järvilaturi

    The action film directed by Finnish filmmaker Ilkka Järvi-Laturi tells the story how the national gold reserve arrives at Tallinn after Estonia has regained its independence and how the local mafia has extensive plans to steal it. Soome režissööri Ilkka Järvilaturi märulifilm Eesti kullavarude jõudmisest Tallinna pärast taasiseseisvumist ja kohaliku maffia suurejoonelisest plaanist kuld röövida.

  • Those Old Love Letters
    Those Old Love Letters

    1992 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Mati-Jüri Põldre

  • The Fox of Aisopose's
    The Fox of Aisopose's

    Original title: Aisopose rebane

    1986 | Animation, Puppet, Other categories, Commissioned | Director: Raivo Järvi

  • Trees Were ...
    Trees Were ...

    Original title: Puud olid ...

    1985 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    The film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the novel "Trees Were, Trees Were Tender Brothers" by Mats Traat, telling the story of young Hind who unexpectedly becomes the head of a farm in the Governorate of Livonia in 19th century, during the times of corveé.

  • Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter
    Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter

    Original title: Arabella, mereröövli tütar

    1982 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Peeter Simm

    Full-length action film directed by Peeter Simm is based on the children's book "Arabella, the Pirate's Daughter" by Aino Pervik. The story is about the thin line between the good and the evil and about the fateful crossing of that line. räägib hea ja kurja vahelisest piirist, mille ületamine on saatuslik.

  • Musta katuse all
    Musta katuse all

    1982 | TV feature, TV feature | Director: Ago-Endrik Kerge

  • Big Tyll
    Big Tyll

    Original title: Suur Tõll

    1980 | Animation, Cartoon | Director: Rein Raamat

  • 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.

  • Days of June
    Days of June

    Original title: Juunikuu päevad

    1957 | Feature film, Full lenght feature | Director: Viktor Nevežin, Kaljo Kiisk

    The adventure film directed by Kaljo Kiisk and Viktor Nevezhin Kaljo Kiisa ja Viktor Nevežini lavastatud põnevik näitab, kuidas 1940. aasta juunipöörde päevil sõlmunud sündmusterida mõjutab inimeste elu veel pikkade aastate järel.

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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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