"1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

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"1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by B Hellqvist » 14 Jul 2017 15:47



This is a really well made movie on a rare subject - the fighting in the Baltics in 1944. There's action scenes from the get go, with Estonian Waffen-SS volunteers trying to hold the line against the Red Army onslaught. Halfway through the movie, the focus switches to the Estonians fighting in the Red Army. The battle scenes (squad and platoon level) are realistic, with authentic equipment and some T-34/85 tanks. The moral of the story is that when a small country is squeezed between two major powers, all suffer. Recommended!

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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by ViKinG » 15 Jul 2017 23:02

I really enjoyed this movie as well. It had a small budget and they managed to make something great with that. Very realistic weapons and vehicles, apparently several were used from museums and such.

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Post by B Hellqvist » 16 Jul 2017 12:51

Yeah, I visited Estonia three years ago, and paid a visit to their war museum on the outskirts of Tallinn. I managed to get access to the vehicle hall (only open on weekends - I was there a Thursday), which is a few hundred meters away from the main building. They had loaned some artillery pieces and AT guns to the production. The museum isn't large (the collection was assembled from items hid by Estonians during the Soviet years), but well worth a visit. Very friendly staff when I was there.

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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by ViKinG » 16 Jul 2017 13:34

Sounds amazing! I'd love to see that one day!

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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by Gamle Lode » 24 Jul 2017 19:48

I saw this a couple of years ago and I have it on a DVD (buried under a pile of other ones). As far as I remember, I liked the action bits and the story was interesting too. I noticed the 75mm PAK actually hitting something, unlike in Fury. A big bonus in my books.

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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by Tyler Frost » 20 Oct 2017 10:29

This is a decent anti-war movie. It succeeds in many ways. No main character in the movie is all good or all bad. I like that realistic view on the war without any black/white lens.
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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by Suffolk » 11 Nov 2019 10:02

I would love to watch this movie to see an alternative view of this issue, thanks.

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Re: "1944" (2015) Estonian war movie

Post by Alex Tijerina » 24 Nov 2019 05:40

Does anybody have a link to the movie or do you have to buy it?

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