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Hullumeelsus (1969)

A Gestapo officer must find an enemy agent from the asylum.

Director:

Kaljo Kiisk

Writer:

Viktors Lorencs (as Viktor Lorents)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jüri Järvet ... Windisch
Vaclovas Bledis Vaclovas Bledis ... Inimene Nr. 1 (as V. Bledis)
Valeriy Nosik ... Toimetaja (as V. Nossik)
Bronius Babkauskas ... Willy (as B. Babkauskas)
Viktor Plyut ... Krohn (as V. Pljut)
Mare Garsnek ... Sophie (as M. Garsnek)
Voldemar Panso ... Peaarst (as V. Panso)
Elvyra Zeberviciute Elvyra Zeberviciute ... Õde Lucia (as E. Zebervitsute)
Harijs Liepins ... Leitenant (as H. Liepins)
Lembit Anton ... Naerja (as A. Lembit)
Ants Jõgi ... Maletaja (as A. Jögi)
Karl Kalkun Karl Kalkun ... Kahe näoga (as K. Lalkun)
Enn Klooren ... Klaasist mees (as E. Klooren)
Hugo Laur Hugo Laur ... Ma nägin teid.. (as H. Laur)
Oskar Liigand Oskar Liigand ... (as O. Liigand)
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The action takes place in a nameless country occupied by the German army at the time of World War II. In a small village there's an asylum. A squad of German soldiers arrives to take the insane people to a "walk in the forest". Just before they are ready to go to forest to kill the insane people, a Gestapo officer arrives and from his conversation with the doctor we can find out that there's an enemy agent hiding himself in the asylum. Officer Windisch must find the agent from 583 people and on his searches he is slowly starting to feel himself crazy too. Written by Anonymous

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The dramatic content of Kaljo Kiisk and Anatoly Zabolotsky's images is overwhelming, forcing us to feel with the characters and at the same time shrink from them in horror. The year 1968 brought a remarkable crop of such enduring films as "Supplication" by Tenghiz Abuladze, "Daytime Stars" by Igor Talankin, "There Is No Crossing under Fire" by Gleb Panfilov and "Intervention" by Gennady Poloka. All these films opened a new page in interpreting national history, the destinies of people and individuals. See more »

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Person Nr. 1: [to the doctor and Windisch] Gentlemen, you are free to go!
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Cloudy
6 April 2018 | by ulf-635-523367See all my reviews

An existential drama from Estonia/USSR. It is close to the end of WW II. A mental hospital housed in a stylish manor. Sturmbannführer August Windisch appears in a number of moods, positions and costumes. We are taught to believe he is on a mission to detect a British spy. There's much more to the story. Plenty. It's also hilarious and intricate. The subconscious rules. A very rare film of central European character. See it.


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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

February 1969 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Bezumie See more »

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Tallinnfilm See more »
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Mono

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2.35 : 1
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