8.2/10
1,126
2 user 1 critic

Kevade (1969)

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 »
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov
Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina
Suvi (1976)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Characters familiar from Kevade are now in their 20s. In the beginning of the 20th century, Joosep Toots has returned from Russia, where he learned agriculture. He wants to start reforming ... See full summary »

Director: Arvo Kruusement
Stars: Aare Laanemets, Riina Hein, Margus Lepa
Sügis (1990)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the follow-up of Estonian classics "Kevade" (1969) and "Suvi" (1976) the same characters have reached their middle-age. Everybody are living quiet family-life but Kiir the tailor who one... See full summary »

Director: Arvo Kruusement
Stars: Margus Lepa, Liina Tennosaar, Anne Reemann
Siin me oleme! (TV Movie 1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

On a nice summer day a funny little car rolls over a peaceful farm yard of Muhu island. The family that withdraws from the vehicle is quite odd-looking: an overbearing madam, a henpecked ... See full summary »

Director: Sulev Nõmmik
Stars: Lia Laats, Ervin Abel, Renate Karhu
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This movie is about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920), specifically the students fighting on the nationalist side, but also shown the conflict between two ideologies (Estonian nationalism and communism).

Director: Elmo Nüganen
Stars: Priit Võigemast, Indrek Sammul, Hele Kõre
Greed (1924)
Drama | Thriller | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The sudden fortune won from a lottery fans such destructive greed that it ruins the lives of the three people involved.

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Gibson Gowland, Zasu Pitts, Jean Hersholt
Seenelkäik (2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director: Toomas Hussar
Stars: Raivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak
Mehed ei nuta (TV Movie 1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A group of sleepless nerds should be taken into sanitarium for hard-therapy. They are taken to a lonely island but no sanitarium is in sight. Suddenly turns out that the nurses have ... See full summary »

Director: Sulev Nõmmik
Stars: Ants Lauter, Endel Pärn, Leo Normet
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The well-known but out-of-luck actor Jan Uuspõld sets out to hitchhike through Estonia to Tartu.

Directors: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk
Stars: Tiina Vilu Demjanov, Jan Uuspõld, Allar Remma
Malev (2005)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A fake historic epic on the Middle Ages and Estonia's not-so-glorious past.

Director: Kaaren Kaer
Stars: Ott Sepp, Mirtel Pohla, Uku Uusberg
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Three middle aged men are going to their high school reunion after 25 years and the troubles that come with it.

Director: René Vilbre
Stars: Mait Malmsten, Maarja Jakobson, Sofia Fe Soe
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A 17-year-old boy becomes a drug dealer and the decision that draws him into causes turbulent events he can't control.

Director: René Vilbre
Stars: Rasmus Kaljujärv, Doris Tislar, Marilyn Jurman
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arno Liiver Arno Liiver ... Arno
Riina Hein Riina Hein ... Teele
Aare Laanemets Aare Laanemets ... Toots
Margus Lepa Margus Lepa ... Kiir
Leonhard Merzin ... Laur
Ain Lutsepp Ain Lutsepp ... Tõnisson
Rein Aedma Rein Aedma ... Imelik
Kalle Eomois Kalle Eomois ... Kuslap
Raul Haaristo Raul Haaristo ... Vipper
Heiki Koort Heiki Koort ... Peterson
Heido Selmet Heido Selmet ... Visak
Tõnu Alveus Tõnu Alveus ... Lesta
Kaljo Kiisk Kaljo Kiisk ... Lible
Endel Ani Endel Ani ... Köster
Ita Ever
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

based on book | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

1969 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Kevät See more »

Filming Locations:

Palamuse, Estonia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tallinnfilm See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

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!
See more »

Connections

Followed by Sügis (1990) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


22 of 27 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Comedy Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular comedy titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed