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Spring (1969)

Kevade (original title)
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).

Director:

Arvo Kruusement

Writers:

Oskar Luts (book), Kaljo Kiisk (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arno Liiver ... Arno
Riina Hein ... Teele
Aare Laanemets ... Toots
Margus Lepa ... Kiir
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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Trivia

When Toots and Kiir are in the pantry in the Kiirs' home, they are looking at the wine-bottles. Toots claims that one wine's name "Lati Pac" means "Very Sweet" in Latin. Actually, "Lati Pac" is "Capital" spelled backwards. See more »

Quotes

Joosep Toots: In our place rats took cabbage iron away and didn't return it after all.
Parish clerk: What are you talking? A rat cannot move cabbage iron, even less take it away!
Joosep Toots: But maybe there were many of them?
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Followed by Suvi (1976) See more »

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An Estonian Must-see Classic
1 December 1998 | by trautSee 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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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Estonian | Russian

Release Date:

20 December 1969 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Весна See more »

Filming Locations:

Palamuse, Estonia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tallinnfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (35 mm prints)

Color:

Black and White (35mm)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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