This movie is about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920), specifically the students fighting on the nationalist side, but also shown the conflict between two ideologies (Estonian nationalism and communism).
A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »
On a nice summer day a funny little car rolls over a peaceful farm yard of Muhu island. The family that withdraws from the vehicle is quite odd-looking: an overbearing madam, a henpecked ... See full summary »
Characters familiar from Kevade are now in their 20s. In the beginning of the 20th century, Joosep Toots has returned from Russia, where he learned agriculture. He wants to start reforming ... See full summary »
Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber's Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a ... See full summary »
In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo's mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother's last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best ... See full summary »
Helena Maria Reisner,
In the follow-up of Estonian classics "Kevade" (1969) and "Suvi" (1976) the same characters have reached their middle-age. Everybody are living quiet family-life but Kiir the tailor who one... See full summary »
A group of sleepless nerds should be taken into sanitarium for hard-therapy. They are taken to a lonely island but no sanitarium is in sight. Suddenly turns out that the nurses have ... See full summary »
Year 1208. The first Eastward enlargement of Europe is under way. Brutal forces of the Teutonic Order are steadily marching on. In their path live a simple and peaceful people, whose main pastimes include cultivating the earth, singing and, if possible, doing both at the same time. They are the Estonians. Ignorant in the ways of war, they find an unlikely leader in a young boy with Catholic upbringing. In their fight for freedom, the Estonians encounter numerous obstacles, including the Germans, French, Russians and, worst of all, the Latvians. Will they succeed in defeating their enemies or will they experience a cultural awakening?Written by
What REALLY happened when the crusaders came to Estonia?
Malev is a really great film about a boy, Uru, who was taken from his village by German crusaders. He is taken to a church, far from his homeland. There he meets a revolutionary monk-spy, Mentor Wolfram, from France, who works for a group of monks, who are after Estonian frogs. Wolfram teaches the boy to fight, to read and helps him in other ways too. Uru and Wolfram meet the Bishop in Riga at some point. There he overhears the plans to invade Estonia. Uru grows up and escapes with the help of Wolfram.
No one at home believes Uru and no one listens to him until one day the Germans attack. Uru goes from a village to a village searching for help. Finally a meeting of village elders is arranged and there they decide with Uru's help to create a militia to go up against the Germans.
Altogether it's a wonderful and a really funny movie and there is a really funny and twisted perspective on history in that movie. The only problem is, that most of the jokes in the movie can't be translated or they lose their point.
It was the first movie I went to see in the cinema in a really long time and it was really worth it. I'd really like to see it again.
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