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Viimne reliikvia (1969)

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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Gabriel
Igrida Andrina ... Agnes (as Ingrid Andrina)
Elza Radzina ... Abtiss
... Vend Johannes (as Rolan Bokov)
Eve Kivi ... Ursula
Uldis Vazdiks ... Siim (as Uldis Vazdik)
Raivo Trass ... Hans von Risbieter
... Ivo Schenkenberg
Karl Kalkun ... Pealik
Guli Khamrayeva ... (as G. Hamrajeva)
Kalju Komissarov ... Monk 2 (as K. Komissarov)
Ants Lauter ... Vana (as A. Lauter)
Valdeko Ratassepp ... Von Risbieter Sen. (as V. Ratasepp)
Juri Uppin ... Delvig (as J. Uppin)
Feliks Kark ... Röövel (as F. Kark)
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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 nobleman promises to get it if he gets beautiful Agnes as a reward. But she fells in love with a handsome adventurer. The monastery has to act shrewd now and play double game. The movie is still the best achievement of the Estonian cinema. Based on a novel. Written by Peterzell

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Agnes's dress catching fire during the escape and Gabriel rushing to put it out was unintentional. See more »

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Shadow of the monastery model visible on the ground when the monks leave. See more »

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[to Gabriel, after she has clumsily managed to swim in the middle of the river]
Agnes: Are you...
[sputter]
Agnes: Are you still doubting in my abilities?
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I am not from Estonia and I give it thumbs up
21 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

OK, OK. So being a Moscovite isn't exactly like being from Nebraska or anything, and I am familiar (and very much in love) with Soviet movies from that era where it was essentially mandatory to have at least two songs in a film, but... Damn good fun. It's an adventure, it's loaded with humor and a healthy dose of anti-Church sentiment - it was made under Soviet times, after all - and it's filmed in some really beautiful locations. Oh, did I mention that the female lead is really, really hot? From the first moment she appears on screen coddling a lamb to, well...watch the movie. She's hot. There are a few continuity goofs here and there (pay attention to the behavior of the iron gate in the convent towards the very end), but that's rendered irrelevant by the movie magic. This is the kind of movie I'd show my kids to encourage qualities of bravado, chivalry, independent spirit, and good old-fashioned manliness. Also, I'm not familiar with the historical context, but it's there, and it makes me want to find out more.

Recommended for anyone who likes old-time adventures, voluptuous blondes, freedom fighters, or just an all-around good time. Oh, also - if you're into black metal, this flick has a couple of choice scenes for you! Not quite Mosquito Coast but...


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