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Meie Artur (1968)

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Credited cast:
Milvi Jürgens Milvi Jürgens
Lembit Lauri Lembit Lauri ... Reporter
Tõnu Mikiver
Sulev Nõmmik
Richard Peramets Richard Peramets
Rein Saluri Rein Saluri ... Reporter

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Documentary

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First Estonian "rockumentary".
29 March 2008 | by marguskiisSee all my reviews

The documentary is about Estonian crooner, then middle-aged Artur Rinne, who became known early in 1930s, but was deported to Siberia when the Estonian was occupied by Soviet Union and after rehabilitation returned to Estonia to become even more popular singer in post-Stalin Soviet Estonia (he died in early 80s). Film shows him singing in various places (in concert halls, in lavish parties of kolkhozes, in open air shows etc) and talking with ordinary people, also doing his professional job as TV director. Technically the movie is quite interesting with then-modern lengthy documentary footages with roughly recorded sound, with close-up shoots of late 60s Estonian concert audience etc. Here is some kind of controversy with Soviet power in certain interviews: then-young specialist of psychology Peeter Tulviste talking about reasons of Rinne's popularity and saying that Rinne reminds people the "golden ages 30 years ago" -- the independence period of Estonia. And Rinne himself talking about his years in prison camp. The film also shows one of the first Estonian rock bands called Kontrastid (featuring blues singer Aleksander Müller), but young folks in the footage is shown quite decadent and "bad", contrasting to right-minded middle-aged people listening Artur Rinne. The film was rarely seen in Estonian TV till 1990, so sometimes it is counted as shelved.


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Soviet Union

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