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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).

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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 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 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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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 »
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Mono
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Trivia

Filmed in the same place where the book takes place. 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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Followed by Sügis (1990) See more »

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A Flash from Past
6 March 2005 | by triin-jerleiSee 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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