1944 1944

Tuesday 24 November 2015 8:30PM 1944, Canadian Premiere

The Battle of Tannenberg Line is often referred to as the Battle of the European SS. WWII. 1944, the bloodiest conflict on the Eastern Front. Volunteer infantry battalions from Denmark, East Prussia, Flanders, Holland, Norway and Wallonia within the Waffen-SS fight off Soviet Army's thrust in Germany. Half of the SS infantry consists of local Estonian conscripts motivated to resist the looming Soviet re-occupation of their small country. Motivated until they meet their brothers in the Soviet Army.
Today 70 years on, the makers of Estonia's biggest ever box-office success Names in Marble try to show the hopes, aims and drama of these men and the ones close to them as objectively as possible. A thrilling war movie, full of action, love, tears and laughter takes us back to one of the most controversial events in history.

  • Country: Estonia
  • Director: Elmo Nüganen
  • Cast: Kristjan Üksküla, Kaspar Velberg, Maiken Schmidt
  • Genre: Drama
  • Language: Estonian, Russian
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Release Date: 2015

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Awards and Festivals

  • Berlinale 2015
  • Cairo International Film Festival 2015
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