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Estonia's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film and the most successful film in Estonia's history.
The year is 1944 and World War II rages across Europe. As the Battle of Tannenberg Line escalates, Estonia finds itself helplessly trapped in the crossfire of two opposing forces. With the Red Army on the offensive, the severely outnumbered SS dig in to repel the Soviet advance on the Third Reich. Half of their infantry are back to their homeland wearing enemy uniforms. Forced to fight against their own brothers, these desperate young men now must find a way to survive one of the bloodiest conflicts of World War II.
1944 was "… Estonia's official Academy Awards entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race is a handsome World War II drama. . . . Director Elmo Nuganen . . . shows a flair for grand-scale spectacle in his polished second feature."(The Hollywood Reporter)
DIRECTED BY ELMO NÜGANEN
ESTONIA | 2015 | ESTONIAN, RUSSIAN & GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES