Names in Marble (film)

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Names in Marble
Estonian: Nimed marmortahvlil
Directed byElmo Nüganen
Written byElmo Nüganen
Kristian Taska
Produced byKristian Taska
StarringPriit Võigemast
Indrek Sammul
Hele Kõre
CinematographySergey Astakhov
Music byMargo Kõlar
Release date
  • 2002 (2002)
Running time
95 minutes
Budget19 million EEK

Names in Marble[1] (Estonian: Nimed marmortahvlil) is an Estonian 2002 film directed by Elmo Nüganen. It is based on the novel of the same name written by Albert Kivikas in 1936 about the Estonian War of Independence fought in 1918–1920.

Plot summary[edit]

Despite peaceful speeches, the army of the Soviet Russian is attacking Estonia, and the country's government is declaring a mobilization for all. Henn Ahas, the son of a poor family, hesitates to go to war because he does not know whether he will follow his brother to the Red Guards or join the government forces alongside his schoolmates.

Ahas is unrelated to either, and is later captured by Red Guards forces, and in captivity, Ahas meets the young bourgeois girl Marta. Finnish officer Sulo Kallio, who is aiming for government forces, release Ahas and Marta, and they escape. On the escape route, Ahas must choose on whose side he fights.



  1. ^ Bousfield, Jonathan (2004). Baltic States. Rough Guides. ISBN 978-1-85828-840-6.
  2. ^ Karl Hein. Ajaloolised isikud eesti ilukirjanduses. Estada, Tallinn, 2012. Lk 242 (in Estonian)

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