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Suur Tõll (film)

Suur Tõll (English: Tyll the Giant) is a Soviet era Estonian animated movie created by Tallinnfilm in 1980. The film was directed by Rein Raamat,[1] and the main artist was Jüri Arrak.[2] Clips from the video were used in folk metal band Metsatöll's music video for their song "Vaid Vaprust," from the album Äio. When it was first made, it was highly praised by other Soviet animation directors, while censors critiqued the movie for containing Estonian national elements and a lot of violence. It only had a short run within the country, but continued to be sent to international film festivals afterwards.


The film tells the story of an Estonian mythical god, Suur Tõll (Toell the Great), who was a giant hero said to have lived on the Baltic island of Saaremaa.


  1. ^ "Joonisfilmi seemendaja". Postimees. 16 Feb 2011.
  2. ^ "Süsi jälgib aja kulgu". Postimees. 2 Dec 2011.

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