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1944 / Film Movement ; Taska Film ; Matila Röhr Productions ; Eesti Filmi Instituut = Estonian Film Institute ; Eesti Kultuurkapital ; rězissöör, Elmo Nüganen ; produtsendid, Kristian Taska, Maria Avdjuško ; stsenarist, Leo Kunnas.

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 100 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States]: Film Movement, 2015.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Elmo Nganen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maikin Schmidt.
Summary, etc.:
Estonia's official Oscar submission and a mega-hit on home turf, 1944 centers on the bloodiest battle on World War II's Eastern Front. Estonian soldiers find themselves torn between two mighty powers with some heading towards the Red Army and others finding themselves pledging allegiance to the Waffen SS. Each has their own reasons for choosing their sides they do - some believe in a better future for their beloved Estonia, others are simply trying to survive a war. But the stage is set for a conflict in which countryman battling countryman and brother fighting brother becomes a painful inevitability. From director Elmo Nganen - the creative director of Tallinn City Theatre and one of the stars of the Academy Award nominated TANGERINES - 1944 is a thrilling and emotional war story that shows the hopes, aims and drama of the Estonian men caught between two forces as objectively as possible. The film stars a crop of young Estonian actors such as Kristjan kskla alongside some of the country's most established stars including Gert Raudsep (CHERRY TOBACCO) and Mait Malmsten (KERTU).
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Waffen-SS. Relvagrenaderide Diviis, 20. > Drama.
World War, 1939-1945 > Campaigns > Estonia > Drama.
Estonia > History > 1940-1991 > Drama.
Estonia > History > German occupation, 1941-1944 > Drama.

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