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Evald Aavik ...
Jakub
Mait Merekülski ...
Maecenas
Ülle Toming ...
Mother
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Andres Ait
Katri Altmäe
Maret Elbing
Kersti Heinloo
Märt Kaseorg
Maarika Klesman
Kalle Käesel
Reino Lepp
Svetlana Metsvaht
Merlis Nõgene
Rein Oja
Medni Pilve
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Quiet Tarkovskian drama about an old man who lives alone on a deserted island which the Soviet fighter planes use for nighttime target practicing. A young mute boy is sent from the mainland to keep him company. Both are haunted by memories, the boy about his mother and the old man about his younger days as a missionary in Africa. Written by Markku Kuoppamäki

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Shock Therapy
24 November 2009 | by (Russian Federation, Ivanovo) – See all my reviews

Soon after the Second World War a boy Maecenas had a psychological trauma and he can't speak anymore so he is sent for summer to the old man Jakub who is a bombing ground keeper on some deserted isle. Now only an old man, a boy, a horse and bees live on this empty island. When young the Jakub used to be a missionary in Africa so now he tries to offer some of his knowledge to the boy and also he's translating Virgil's Georgics into Swahili. While dark remembrances of the boy and lighter ones of the old man go before our eyes there is a friendship slowly growing between them. And no one may suppose that a tragedy lies in waiting in the nearest future. This profound, mighty drama is lyrically sad and full of reverberations from Virgil's bucolic poem.


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