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Risttuules (2014)

"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Laura Peterson Laura Peterson ... Erna Tamm
Tarmo Song Tarmo Song ... Heldur
Mirt Preegel Mirt Preegel ... Eliide
Ingrid Isotamm Ingrid Isotamm ... Hermiine
Einar Hillep Einar Hillep ... kolhoosi esimees / Chairman of the Kolhkoz (Collective)
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"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with their children where they headed to train station and later by animal wagons to Siberia. "How to survive hunger, cold, humiliation, losing friends and freedom, but still keep living on, when almost all hope is lost?" Written by Tonis

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Estonia

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Estonian | Russian

Release Date:

28 March 2014 (Estonia) See more »

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In the Crosswind See more »

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€650,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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Written by Jerzy Petersburski
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Originality and art but essentially the disheartened reality of mankind
10 July 2016 | by billybigelowSee all my reviews

I am from Brazil, a country opposite to Estonia in any aspect you may consider - size, latitude and longitude, climate, culture, ethnic identity - but this 'Risttuules' is a touching masterpiece here, there and certainly everywhere. People in one of the most tragic and absurd historical period of our times are presented through absolutely astonishing images, art essence performing their sorrow and desperation. In a certain way, by its quality, precision and integrity, 'Risttuules' reminded me polish 'Ida', another exceptional film from a ex-communist regime country. But reality in this case is transcended by theatrical poetry. It is not indeed a film for wider audiences but for those who praise cinema and mankind destiny.


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