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Sinimäed (2006)

A documentary on the volunteer Estonian Army's defense against the Soviet Army in 1944 with an emphasis on its last stand in the region known as the Blue Hills of Estonia.


Raimo Jõerand
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Credited cast:
Mait Malmsten Mait Malmsten ... Narrator (voice)
Taavi Teplenkov Taavi Teplenkov ... Col. Maitla (voice)


It is 1944. The Red Army that moves nearly a thousand kilometres towards the west elsewhere in Europe cannot conquer three heights of land near the eastern border of Estonia - the Blue Hills. Concentrating on the destiny of Paul Maitla, a hero of these defence battles, the film tells a story of the young men who had to make their choice at this complicated time in between two totalitarian powers. Written by Kiur Aarma

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memory | world war two | See All (2) »


Documentary | War






Estonian | German | Russian

Release Date:

8 May 2006 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Blue Hills See more »

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Black and White (archive footage)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great dockumentary of Estonians fighting for their freedom
23 May 2007 | by hullmanSee all my reviews

I have seen a lot of WWII movies but all of them are about another country, so few are about Estonia. Sinimäed tells the story of Estonians fighting for their freedom under Narva and on the ''Bluemountains''. Most of the film contains archive footage which is the greatest about the film. A lot interviews of Estonians who were really there. You can see it in their eyes that it is so hard for them to tell the story of what happened back then.

If You are a fan of history and interested in WWII you should really see this film. I think it is the best film of Estonians in WWII.

I gave it 9 out of 10 because it lacked something but i do not know what. If you find it please post it here.

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