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Letters from the East (1996)

A woman returns to her native Estonia to unravel the complex mysteries of her family's past. Set in 1989, against the background of the Baltic territory's struggle for peace and independence from the Soviet Union.

Director:

Andrew Grieve

Writer:

William Grieve
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ewa Fröling ... Anna Kaleva
Mark Womack ... Rein
Ingeborga Dapkunaite ... Marie / Mother 1944
Märta Laurent Märta Laurent ... Mother 1989
Rein Oja Rein Oja ... Hans Kaleva, Father 1944
Mikk Mikiver Mikk Mikiver ... Hans Kaleva, Father 1989
Gertrud Talvik Gertrud Talvik ... Young Anna Kaleva, 1944
Gerli Nurmsalu Gerli Nurmsalu ... Young Anna Kaleva, 1947
Laura Künnapas Laura Künnapas ... Mystery Girl
Nicholas Le Prevost ... Alan
Terence Longdon ... Juri
Hanns Zischler ... Paavo
Jüri Krjukov Jüri Krjukov ... Angry Russian
Aarne Üksküla Aarne Üksküla ... Old Photographer
Raivo Trass Raivo Trass ... Farmer
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A woman returns to her native Estonia to unravel the complex mysteries of her family's past. Set in 1989, against the background of the Baltic territory's struggle for peace and independence from the Soviet Union.

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery

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Country:

Estonia | UK

Language:

Estonian | English

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Kirjeitä idästä See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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A sensitive story about an Estonian refugee...
13 August 2000 | by nz manSee all my reviews

This is a quality film with a solid story and good performances. It obviously has a European style - not the usual Hollywood thing.

"Letters" is probably more suited for a mature audience, not because of sex or rude language but for the family issues involved.

Three of us saw the video (we are 45 - 50ish, 2 women 1 man) and found it refreshingly different, with good insights into a different culture, love, surprises, and trust.


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