1944

  • Feature
  • 2015
  • 100 Minutes
  • Estonia, Finland
  • Language: Estonian and German and Russian

On Estonian turf, during the last year of World War II, men are fighting on the border between Europe and Russia. Some fight for the Red Army, some for the Waffen SS.
On the Eastern Front, two Estonian soldiers must choose a side and fight against their countrymen.

Director: Elmo Nüganen

Screenwriter: Leo Kunnas

Production Company: Taska Film (Estonia), MRP Matila Röhr Productions (Finland)


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Awards

2015: Let’s Cee Film Festival/ Vienna

2015: Baltic Film Days/ Oslo, Norway

2015: Arras Film Festival/ France

2015: Cairo International Film Festival/ Egypt

2015: Camerimage International Film Festival/ Poland

2015: European Union Film Festival/ Toronto

2015: Chennai International Film Festival/ India

2015: European Union Showcase/ Washington, U.S.A

2016: Palm Springs International Film Festival– Best of Fest nomination/ USA

2016: Scandinavian Film Festival/ Los Angeles, U.S.A

2016: Cleveland Film Festival/ U.S.A

2016: Festival of Tolerance/ Zagreb

2016: Kosmorama International Film Festival/ Trondheim

2016: Estonian Film Days/ Hungary

2016: European Film Festival/ Chicago

2016: Estonian Film Days/ Moscow


Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Leo Kunnas

DOP / Camera: Rein Kotov, Mart Taniel

Editor: Tambet Tasuja

Sound: Jyrki Rahkonen

Music: Jaak Jürisson

Producer: Kristian Taska

Cast: Kaspar Velberg, Maiken Schmidt, Kristjan Üksküla


Director

Elmo Nüganen

Elmo Nüganen is the creative director of Tallinn City Theater. His first feature film Names in Marble (2002) broke all audience records in Estonia.

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