List of Estonian war films

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Estonian war films

This is the list of war films produced in Estonia during the period of independence from 1918 to 1940 and from 1991 and beyond. The first Estonian war film was produced in 1927.[1]

Chronicle list[edit]

1920s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
1927
Noored Kotkad Young Eagles Theodor Luts adventure Siirius Film The first film about the Estonian war of Independence. Mass scenes with more than 4000 soldiers.

1930s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
1933
Eesti Vabariigi 15. aastapäeva paraad The 15th Anniversary parade of the Republic of Estonia review Eesti Kultuurfilm Military parade on the Square of Freedom in Tallinn.
1935
Kaitseliidu päevad Tallinnas Defence League Days in Tallinn review Eesti Kultuurfilm Defence Leagues summer days in Tallinn.
1936
Kaitseliidu Sakala manöövrid Defence League Sakala Manoeuvres review Eesti Kultuurfilm Military exercises in South-Estonia.
1937
Kindluste linn Narva The Fortification City of Narva review Eesti Kultuurfilm Narvas military strongholds and fortification systems.
1938
Ringkäik Sõjamuuseumis Review in the Museum of War review Eesti Kultuurfilm Educational review film about the Estonian Museum of War.
1938
Relvastatud rahvas Armed Nation adventure Eesti Kultuurfilm Propaganda film.
Võitluses sündinud, rahus kasvanud Born in Fight, Raised in Peace adventure Eesti Kultuurfilm Propaganda film.
1939
Au langenuile Glory to the Fallen documentary Eesti Kultuurfilm Monuments of the Estonian War of Independence.
Päev Sõjakoolis A Day in the School of War review Eesti Kultuurfilm Educational review film about the School of War.

1940s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
1940
Allveelaevad harjutustegevusel Submarines on the Exercises review Eesti Kultuurfilm The Estonian Navy submarine fleet on the military exercises.
Merevägi harjutustegevusel Navy on the Exercises review Eesti Kultuurfilm The Estonian Navy surface fleet on the military exercises.

1990s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
1995
Wikmani poisid Wikman Boys Vilja Palm drama serial Eesti Televisioon A drama serial about the Wikman Private Gymnasium students from 1937 till their mobilization in 1944. .
1997
Me elasime Eesti nimel We Lived for Estonia Andres Sööt documentary Monofilm A film about the Estonian partisans fight against the Soviet occupation during and after the World War II.

2000s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
2000
Meie sõdurid Our Soldiers serial EDF A propaganda serial about the armed forces of Estonia.
2001
Uue Eesti sõdurid New Estonia's Soldiers Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF A propaganda film about the 10th anniversary of the Estonian Defence Force restoration.
2002
Nimed marmortahvlil Names in Marble Elmo Nüganen adventure Taska Productions Based on an acclaimed 1935 novel about the War of Liberation that ensured Estonia's independence. The film tells about a group of young schoolboys heading to the front to fight the army of Soviet Russia.
Baltic Eagle 2002 Baltic Eagle 2002 Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF A propaganda film about the Estonian Defence Forces military exercises.
2003
Somnabuul Somnambulance Sulev Keedus war drama F-Seitse Kinotar Autumn 1944, Estonia. Tens of thousands of people leave their homeland in fear of approaching Soviet frontline...
Presidendi kaardivägi The President's Guard Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF Propaganda documentary about the Guard Battalion.
2004
Rahuvägi A Force For Peace Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF Propaganda documentary about the Estonian Peacekeepers.
Scoutspataljon The Scouts Battalion Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF Propaganda documentary about the Scouts Battalion.
2005
Haukka Grupp Haukka Group René Vilbre documentary Ruut Pictures A tragic story about hope, betrayal and double game, and how it all befell the Estonian spies who fought for their homeland.
Võitlus sinimustvalge eest - Sinine Fight for Blue-Black-White - Blue Toomas Lepp documentary ETV A documentary trilogy about the fight for the restoration of the independence.
Võitlus sinimustvalge eest - Must Fight for Blue-Black-White - Black Toomas Lepp documentary ETV A documentary trilogy about the fight for the restoration of the independence.
Võitlus sinimustvalge eest - Valge Fight for Blue-Black-White - White Toomas Lepp documentary ETV A documentary trilogy about the fight for the restoration of the independence.
2006
Sinimäed Blue Hills Raimo Jõerand documentary Ruut Pictures A story on the Estonian Legions defense against the Soviet Army in 1944 with an emphasis on its last stand in the region known as the Blue Hills of Estonia.
Võidupüha Mereparaad Victory Day Naval Parade review ETV The Estonian Navy and NATO naval parade.
Tuletoojad The Flame Of Victory Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF Propaganda documentary about the Estonian Defence League.
Täiskäik edasi Full Speed Ahead Erik Boltowski review Erik Boltowski EDF Propaganda documentary about the Estonian Navy development.
Mehed unustatud armeest The Forgotten Soldiers Kalle Käesel documentary Osakond A documentary about a top secret Estonian Guard Company nr.4421. The unit existed from 1946 to 1963 in Nurnberg.
2007
Scoutspataljon - Respekt Scoutsbattalion - Respect commercial EDF A short propaganda video for the Scoutsbattalion recruiting campaign.
2008
Detsembrikuumus December Heat Asko Kase war drama Ruut Pictures A war drama film about the 1924 1 September Soviet coup attempt in Estonia.

2010s[edit]

Estonian title English title Director Genre Producer Notes
2015
1944 1944 Elmo Nüganen war drama Taska Film Estonian soldiers in both the Soviet Army and the German Army have to choose sides and thus fight against their fellow countrymen during World War II.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Most of the 2000s films have been taken from this site Estonian Films.

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2015 Film "1944"