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1944

by Elmo Nüganen

synopsis

The film tells us about World War II in Estonia in 1944 - from the battles at Blue Hills in July until the Red Army occupied the last bit of Estonia in November.The film concentrates on human beings in the war, the effect of the war on people and the cost of war. It shows the war through the eyes of Estonian soldiers serving on both sides of the front - the Red Army and the German army.

international title: 1944
original title: 1944
country: Estonia, Finland
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Elmo Nüganen
film run: 100'
release date: EE 20/02/2015, LV 5/05/2015, LT 22/05/2015, FI 25/09/2015, ES 1/07/2016
screenplay: Leo Kunnas
cast: Kaspar Velberg, Kristjan Üksküla, Maiken Schmidt, Hendrik Kalmet, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Priit Pius, Märt Pius
cinematography by: Rein Kotov, Mart Taniel
film editing: Kimmo Taavila, Tambet Tasuja
costumes designer: Mare Raidma
music: Jaak Jürisson
production: Taska Film, Matila Röhr Productions MRP
backing: Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: Atlantic Film Oy, Garsu Pasaulio Irasai, European Dreams Factory
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