Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s. Followed by Suvi (1976) and Sügis (1990).

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arno Liiver ...
Arno
Riina Hein ...
Aare Laanemets ...
Toots
Margus Lepa ...
Leonhard Merzin ...
Laur
Ain Lutsepp ...
Tõnisson
Rein Aedma ...
Imelik
Kalle Eomois ...
Kuslap
Raul Haaristo ...
Vipper
Heiki Koort ...
Peterson
Heido Selmet ...
Visak
Tõnu Alveus ...
Lesta
Kaljo Kiisk ...
Lible
Endel Ani ...
Köster
Ita Ever
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Semi-autobiographical story by Oskar Luts about friendship, love and life in a small Estonian country boarding school in the late 1800s. Followed by Suvi (1976) and Sügis (1990). Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Kevät  »

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Riho Siren was Arvo Kruusement's first choice for the role of Joosep Toots. See more »

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Parish clerk: But... What will be the baby's name?
Papa Kiir: [gives some money clumsily to the clerk and then reads from the paper] Kolumbus Krisostomus!
Parish clerk: Say what?
Papa Kiir: Kolumbus Krisostomus.
Parish clerk: Oh... *Oh!* I see! But... You see... Kolumbus was a family name and Krisostomus is also a very old and strange name. This won't suit at all!
Papa Kiir: [confused] This... won't... do... at... all?
Parish clerk: No.
Papa Kiir: [angrily] Bloody hell! Sorry. Katarina Rosalie! Katarina Rosalie!
Parish clerk: Hah!
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An Estonian Must-see Classic
1 December 1998 | by (Jackson, MS) – See all my reviews

Kevade is a marvelous adaptation of O. Luts' semi- autobiographical novel about friendships and life in a small country boarding school in the turn of the century Estonia.

Both the novel and the movie capture the essence of the Estonian soul and receive my highest recommendation.


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