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Metskapten (1971)

The events took place in the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Jõnn is a self-made captain ("metskapten") who has just got himself a new sailing ship, "Fortuuna". When the ship is sailing in the middle of the ocean, the wind suddenly stops blowing and the vessel is stuck in the middle of still and salty water with hungry and thirsty crew on board.

Director:

Kalju Komissarov

Writer:

Juhan Smuul
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jüri Järvet ... Jõnn
Luule Komissarov Luule Komissarov ... Mann (as Luule Paljasmaa)
Katrin Karisma Katrin Karisma ... Mathilde
Enn Klooren ... Schneider
Heino Arus Heino Arus ... Jürnas
Enn Kraam Enn Kraam ... Antti
Rudolf Allabert ... Lauri
Margus Tuuling Margus Tuuling ... Mihkel
Ants Ander Ants Ander ... Jaan
Tõnu Miller Tõnu Miller ... Andrus
Villem Indrikson Villem Indrikson ... Peep
Lauri Nebel Lauri Nebel ... Jakob
Heino Mandri ... Lõõtspill
Rein Aren Rein Aren ... Klarnet
Georg Tales Georg Tales ... Vallin
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The events took place in the Russian Empire in the 19th century. Jõnn is a self-made captain ("metskapten") who has just got himself a new sailing ship, "Fortuuna". When the ship is sailing in the middle of the ocean, the wind suddenly stops blowing and the vessel is stuck in the middle of still and salty water with hungry and thirsty crew on board.

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Estonian | Finnish | German | Russian

Release Date:

1971 (Soviet Union) See more »

Also Known As:

Дикий капитан See more »

Filming Locations:

Jalta, Crimea, Ukraine See more »

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Production Co:

Tallinnfilm See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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B-movie with A-acting.
2 July 2017 | by proviantSee all my reviews

Sometimes watching Estonian films I get the feel, like watching some Roger Corman directed movie but with first rate acting and dramatization. Metskapten (Forrest Captain?) is exactly like that - the low budget shines trough in every scene, but director Kalju Komissarov have managed to cleverly hide it as much as possible. The camera angels and settings are in such a way that we get the feel that the action is taking place on enormous cargo ship. The script is tight and well put together.

Of course, who needs some fancy sets and special effects when we have Jüri Järvet - one of the greatest actors of his generation, and I don't mean only in Estonia, but in the whole scene of world cinema (and theater). Here he also give very nuanced and mesmerizing performance as Kihnu Jõnn, and is supported by strong performances which doesn't suffocate each other.

Simply fantastic film. Simple, but striking.


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