Ühe küla mehed

Men from the Fisherman's VillageÜhe küla mehed / Männer aus dem Fischerdorf

Retrospective, Estonia 1961, 88 Min., OV, engl. st

During a storm, an Estonian fishing vessel with five men on board washes ashore in Finland. The men, of varying ages and temperaments, lodge with a fellow fisherman. At his home, they meet a former neighbour, who emigrated to Sweden in 1944 and now works for the Soviets. He makes the castaways a tempting offer … “Men from the Fisherman’s Village” laid the cornerstone for an independent Estonian post-war cinema. Film theorist Eva Näripea wrote in 2012, “The film stood out for delicate representations of the characters’ inner psychological conflict and its nuanced take on the topic of emigration, and, in direct relation to the latter, for a sensitive contemplation of the deep scars left by the turmoil and in the aftermath of World War Two.”

Director Jüri Müür

Screenplay Aimée Beekman, Vladimir Beekman

Festival Contact Estonian Film Institute - Eesti Filmi Instituut, Uus 3, 10111 Tallinn, Mail: film@filmi.ee, Web: www.filmi.ee

Cast Kaarel Karm (Niglas), Helend Peep (Juhan), Einari Koppel (Kustas), Oskar Liigand (Ervin), Peeter Šmakov (Jüri), Herta Elviste (Maali), Aino Seep (Juula)

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