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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 ... See full summary »

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Grigori Kromanov

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Eduard Bornhöhe (novel), Arvo Valton (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aleksandr Goloborodko ... Gabriel
Igrida Andrina ... Agnes (as Ingrid Andrina)
Elza Radzina ... Abtiss
Rolan Bykov ... Vend Johannes (as Rolan Bokov)
Eve Kivi ... Ursula
Uldis Vazdiks Uldis Vazdiks ... Siim (as Uldis Vazdik)
Raivo Trass Raivo Trass ... Hans von Risbieter
Peeter Jakobi ... Ivo Schenkenberg
Karl Kalkun Karl Kalkun ... Pealik
Guli Khamrayeva Guli Khamrayeva ... (as G. Hamrajeva)
Kalju Komissarov Kalju Komissarov ... Monk 2 (as K. Komissarov)
Ants Lauter Ants Lauter ... Vana (as A. Lauter)
Valdeko Ratassepp Valdeko Ratassepp ... Von Risbieter Sen. (as V. Ratasepp)
Juri Uppin Juri Uppin ... Delvig (as J. Uppin)
Feliks Kark 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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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

23 March 1970 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Relic See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuressaare, Estonia See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Tallinnfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During the chase scene where the church people were chasing the rebels, the horse that fell of the bridge was killed. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[about von Risbieter]
Brother Johannes: Impertinent youth!
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Alternate Versions

In the Estonian version the songs are performed by folk singer Peeter Tooma (with guitar and vocal ensemble); in the Russian version the songs are performed by opera singer Georg Ots (with symphony orchestra). See more »

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Featured in Igavene reliikvia (2004) See more »

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Good movie
3 January 2003 | by Elena_ErroSee all my reviews

The movie is great, but half of it is far away from the book. They had the main point: Agnes has to marry von Mönnikhusen for the sacred bones to get back to the monastery; Agnes escapes with Gabriel; falls in love and so on. But those guys forgot that Agnes`s father is alive and HE asked Gabriel to became one of his men, not von Mönnikhusen. But: Ivo Shenckenberg is actually historical person and the war and rising against the masters are historical parts too. Outside the cameras: Ursula (Eve Kivi) knew to tell that Gabriel (Aleksandr Goloborodko) became a father at the moment they were shooting the scene where Gabriel was fastened up to the tree and one of Shenkenbergs men told him: "Sure, raisk!" (Die, sod!)


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