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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).

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

Márványba vésett nevek  »

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EEK 24,000,000 (estimated)
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Great for Estonian history buffs
16 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

A story of Estonian high school students who volunteer to defend their country from the Bolshevik invasion in 1918. The only reason to give this film 7 stars is the Estonian film industry context. For Estonia, this film is truly great. Not only it covers previously poorly presented (in the visual art) part of this country's history, it also is very well made camera work wise and the action scenes are done properly. But the director perhaps could have swapped some of the pathetic patriotism (obviously borrowed from the book the film is based on) for real-life attitude. I'll never believe that 17-year-old boys will be that desperately willing to sacrifice their lives and virtually act as if they long for the Red Army bullets. Natural human fear of death is what makes any war scene so much more realistic.


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