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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When Arno and Teele are sitting in the heap of snow, the wind seems to be very strong. Actually, during the filming, there was no wind at all, so a huge aircraft engine had to be brought to make some wind. See more »

Quotes

Georg Adniel Kiir: Toots, get down from there, you'll break apart!
Joosep Toots: No. Listen, iron my right calf, I think I'm having a cramp!
Joosep Toots: [Kiir starts to massage the leg]
Joosep Toots: [starts laughing] Oh! You bastard, don't tickle!
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Referenced in Kevad südames (1984) See more »

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A Flash from Past
6 March 2005 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

This movie is, without doubt, an essential part of any Estonian's past. Yet, after seeing it dozens of times, the movie only gets better.

The cast does a terrific job. Although very young, they are very talented, making Kevade a humorous, yet psychologically interesting movie. Fantasies of Oskar Luts have been visible to the audience.

Something that has to be mentioned are the wonderful, warm songs. Almost every single one of them is a classic.

Considering the Soviet power which ruled Estonia at that time, the movie is surprisingly human, free of any kind of propaganda. It is a must-see for anyone connected to Estonia.


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