Tuulepealne maa ("Windward Land") is a twelve-part Estonian television mini-series about the pre-World War II history of Estonia, its birth as a country, the Estonian War of Independence, post-war life throughout 1920 up to 1941 and World War II.
|Created by||Mihkel Ulman|
|Directed by||Ain Prosa|
|Theme music composer||Metsatöll, Leelo Tungal, Valter Ojakäär|
|Opening theme||"Oma laulu ei leia ma üles"|
|Country of origin||Estonia|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||12|
|Executive producer||Kädi Rammula|
|Producer||Raivo Suviste (:et)|
|Running time||55 minutes|
|Original release||9 October –|
25 December 2008
The series first aired on 9 October 2008 on Estonia's ETV. Each episode runs at approximately 55 minutes. The show was created by Mihkel Ulman and historian Lauri Vahtre, the series is produced by Raivo Suviste. DVD was published in the April 2009. But the last part "Not a War for Young Men" was aired on 24 February 2013.
The main characters in the series are a Lääne County-native Toomas Roo (Kaljujärv), who is to start his studies in Tallinn, and Indrek Kallaste (Avandi), a son of wealth, who studies at the same school as Toomas. The series plot follows the lives of the two young men.
The show also features historic characters, such as Konstantin Päts and Johan Laidoner.
The Estonian Declaration of Independence was publicly proclaimed in Pärnu on 23 February 1918 and afterwards on 24 February 1918 in Tallinn.
Toomas Roo joins Vaps Movement in 1933. In 1940–1941 he and Indrek Kallaste are members of Forest Brothers squad which participates in the attack on Tallinn on 28 August 1941.
- Part one – Independence for a Day
- Part two – From Schooldesk to a Battlefield
- Part three – War Is War
- Part four – Quo Vadis?
- Part five – Affairs of the Heart
- Part six – Of Love and Friendship
- Part seven – Firewater
- Part eight – Veterans of the War of Independence
- Part nine – Silence
- Part ten – What Will Be?
- Part eleven – Sinking Ship
- Part twelve – State of Glass
- Part thirteen – Not a War for Young Men
- Rasmus Kaljujärv as Toomas Roo
- Märt Avandi as Indrek Kallaste
- Evelin Pang as Adele Kallaste
- Mirtel Pohla as Maret Kallaste
- Marko Matvere as Artur Kallaste
- Andrus Vaarik as Osvald Kallaste
- Tõnu Oja as Joosep Roo
- Ago Anderson as Herbert Sammal
- Kristjan Sarv as Leo Solba
- Tõnu Mikiver as Einar Soodla
- Üllar Saaremäe as Karl Ploompuu
- Ülle Lichtfeldt as Maria Kallaste
- Liina-Riin Olmaru as Elfriede Kallaste
- Anne Reemann as Inge Roo
- Marika Vaarik as Asta Sammal
- Indrek Taalmaa as Konstantin Päts
- Eero Spriit as Johan Laidoner
- Marin Mägi-Efert as Marju Pärtel
- Taavi Teplenkov as Sarapiku Jass
- Veljo Reinik as Anton Telg
- Ester Pajusoo as Reet
- Hele Kõrve as Ivi Kallaste
- Priit Loog as Richard Rõõmus
- Inga Salurand as Silvia
- Egon Nuter as Jakob
- ^ Official website
- ^ Draamasari "Tuulepealne maa" jõudis DVD-le uudised.err.ee
- ^ "ETV".
- Official website (in Estonian)
- Introduction at postimees.ee (in Estonian)
- Tuulepealne maa at IMDb