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Historical WWII drama at library

Posted on: November 12, 2017

During World War II the eastern European country of Estonia had as difficult and emotional a battle to fight as any country at that time. Half the country’s soldiers were forced to fight with the Soviet, or Red army and the other half with the Germans.

The Murphy Library is showing Film Movement’s war saga, 1944, from Estonian director Elmo Nüganen on Thursday at 6 p.m.   Running time is 100 minutes and the film is not rated but would not be appropriate for children. In Estonian, Russian and German with English subtitles.

The Estonians were caught in the middle along the Eastern Front of WWII, and watched as their villages were turned to rubble. Each side may have felt empowered, but the futility of war shows through.

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