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Noored kotkad (1927)

| Drama, Romance, War
The film depicts the adventures of three students who enlist in the war when their small country is invaded by the Russian Bolshevists during the Estonian war of independence (1918-1920).

Director:

Theodor Luts
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Cast

Cast overview:
Arnold Vaino Arnold Vaino ... Tammekänd
Juhan Nõmmik Juhan Nõmmik ... Laansoo
Ruut Tarmo Ruut Tarmo ... Lepik (as Rudolf Klein)
Elly Põder-Roht Elly Põder-Roht ... Hilja
Amalie Konsa Amalie Konsa ... Laansoo's mother
Aksella Luts Aksella Luts ... Forest-guard's daughter
Rudolf Ratassepp Rudolf Ratassepp ... Red Army's commissar
Olev Reintalu Olev Reintalu ... Red Army's commissar
Vambola Kurg Vambola Kurg ... Estonian military leader
Juhan Sütiste Juhan Sütiste ... Estonian military leader (as Johannes Schütz)
August Sunne August Sunne ... Doctor
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The film depicts the adventures of three students who enlist in the war when their small country is invaded by the Russian Bolshevists during the Estonian war of independence (1918-1920).

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Estonia

Also Known As:

Молодые орлы See more »

Filming Locations:

Tartu, Estonia See more »

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Production Co:

Siirius Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent
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The tree in which Lepik is hung by the Bolsheviks is mixed up. One can see him being hung in one tree but later taken down from a different tree. Furthermore, a dozen of seconds later one can see Lepik and his two friends passing the first tree in which Lepik was initially hung. See more »

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Amateurish Film Direction
7 November 2008 | by FerdinandVonGalitzienSee all my reviews

Today, Herr Graff continues with one of his favorite pastimes ( which also include drinking cocktails, flirting with rich spinster heiresses and whipping the servants ); that is to say, to rescue exotic and unknown silent films from the oblivion of the Teutonic archives ( Actually, this German count forgot a lot time ago what was hidden in the Schloss cellar).

Those German adjectives, exotic and unknown, fit perfectly well with the film "Noored Kotkad" ( The Young Eagles ), an Estonian film directed by Herr Theodor Luts; meanwhile, while you are looking on a European map trying to find where the hell is Estonia ( Look for Russia ), this German count can tell you that Herr Luts was a very important person in this Baltic state, one of their most famous early film directors and "Noored Kotkad" a milestone in the Estonian film industry.

The film depicts the adventures of three students who enlist in the war when their small country is invaded by their neighbors, the Russian Bolshevists during what became known as the Estonian war of independence (1918-1920). This became a standard subject for Estonian films because during the last century the Baltic States were attacked, liberated and annexed by their Bolshevists neighbors many times.

Besides the historical facts and curiosities involved in this Estonian film production, little more interesting can be said about this oeuvre because of its meagre artistic merits.

The film was directed by Herr Luts during the silent year of 1927 but it looks like it was made ten years before due to the primitive, amateurish even clumsy film direction during the whole film, including poor performances by the entire cast, schematic, simplistic film narrative and nil techniques ( a too static camera ). The artistic intentions are innocent and it might be fine as an Estonian production but it is many years behind the powerful and modern European and USA films made during the same period.

And now, if you'll allow me, I must temporarily take my leave because this German Count must depart to a luxury spa break to Tallin.

Herr Graf Ferdinand Von Galitzien http://ferdinandvongalitzien.blogspot.com/


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