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Nimed marmortahvlil (2002)

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

Writers:

Albert Kivikas (novel), Elmo Nüganen (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priit Võigemast Priit Võigemast ... Henn Ahas
Indrek Sammul Indrek Sammul ... Ants Ahas
Hele Kõre Hele Kõre ... Marta
Alo Kõrve Alo Kõrve ... Käsper
Ott Aardam Ott Aardam ... Kohlapuu
Karol Kuntsel Karol Kuntsel ... Martinson
Anti Reinthal Anti Reinthal ... Tääker
Ott Sepp Ott Sepp ... Mugur
Mart Toome Mart Toome ... Miljan
Argo Aadli Argo Aadli ... Konsap
Bert Raudsep Bert Raudsep ... Käämer (as Bert Raudsepp)
Jaan Tätte Jaan Tätte ... Captain
Hannes Kaljujärv Hannes Kaljujärv ... Militia unit leader
Peter Franzén ... Sulo Kallio
Guido Kangur Guido Kangur ... Karakull
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Storyline

Based on a 1935 novel about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920) that ensured Estonia's independence, the film tells about a group of students heading to the front to fight the army of Soviet Russia but also to fight alongside their army. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

Estonia | Finland

Language:

Estonian | German | Finnish

Release Date:

1 November 2002 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

Márványba vésett nevek See more »

Filming Locations:

Tartu, Estonia

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Budget:

EEK 24,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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There's a surfaced road in one scene, but in Tartu in 1918 there were no tarmac roads. See more »

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It reminds us how important it is to be who we are.
13 January 2003 | by kjp-8See all my reviews

The record-making, dazzling and thrilling Estonian blockbuster `Names in Marble' has brought nearly 150,000 people all over the country out of their comfortable homes to see something that takes your breath away.

The story evolves around a group of young schoolboys who decide to alter the course of history once and for all - to fight against the Soviet army and for the freedom of the new Republic of Estonia.

`Names in Marble' opens a doorway to a new dimension of Estonian cinema. Directed by Elmo Nüganen who is famous for his interpretation of many classical plays in several theatres in Estonia, the movie has a unique sense of closeness and significance that is not common for other Estonian movies. Nüganen adds another flavour to the picture by hiring the well-known Russian cameraman Sergei Astakhov to record the key scenes and arrange the almost perfect cinematography of the movie.

Another astonishment that the moviegoers might experience is the great work of some young and promising Estonian actors. The sincerity and clarity of the leading role, played by Priit Võigemast represents the possibilities and potential of Estonian cinema in reaching an international level.

It is unfortunate that the best yet Estonian movie has absolutely has no chance of getting a nomination for the `Best foreign film' Academy award - it lacks a certain multi-cultural perspective.

In the end it brought tears to the eyes, it did matter and it made us sit in the theatre until all the credits were shown and lights came on, reminding us how important it is to be who we are.


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