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Head käed (2001)

The Estonians and Latvians join hands in this jointly produced Baltic comedy about love and theft centering on light-fingered Margita. Everything and anything that hasn't been nailed to the... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rezija Kalnina ...
Margita
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Adolf
Tõnu Kark ...
Dr. Lepik
Tiit Sukk ...
Arnold
Atis Tenbergs ...
Pavo
Maija Apine ...
Oksana
Leonarda Klavina ...
Evija
Gert Raudsep ...
Indrek (as Gert Raudsepp)
Regnars Vaivars ...
Arturs
Lauri Nebel ...
Peeter
Aleksander Okunev ...
Truck driver
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Lady in TV show
Laine Mägi ...
Show hostess
Margus Prangel ...
Archie
Janek Joost ...
Wello
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The Estonians and Latvians join hands in this jointly produced Baltic comedy about love and theft centering on light-fingered Margita. Everything and anything that hasn't been nailed to the spot winds up in her possession - whether it's a wallet belonging to a passer-by or a Jeep. But the police are on to her and the streets of Riga are becoming just a little too dangerous for Margita these days (played by rising Latvian star Rezija Kalninca). She decides to break camp and hitchhike her way up north coming to rest at a little place called Vineeri in Estonia, where she soon finds herself looking after an entire household, including three men and a small boy. When one of them turns out to be a police officer, seductive Margita solves the problem by becoming his lover. Before long the men begin to get suspicious: apparently there's a thief in the house. And so before Margita has the opportunity to be a mother to the boy, a wife to the policeman, and a daughter to the two old codgers, she... Written by Anonymous

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No love or life for Margita
12 October 2003 | by (Nootdorp, Holland) – See all my reviews

I'm not very familiar with Estonian or Latvian culture but I think this film gave some insight in how the Ests and Lats see each other. I even couldn't tell the different languages from each other, so when the dentist discovers that the girl couldn't have understood a word of what he was telling her the past couple of minutes (because she is Latvian and he's speaking Estonian, but she didn't tell him) it was as big a surprise for me as it must have been for him.

The Plot Summary is not completely correct: As far as I could tell, Margita doesn't just seduce the policeman for her safety, she is really attracted to him. And even before they start their relationship the policeman has found out about her recent criminal past - but he is already too much in love (understandably) to bother. The other two men she's started caring for/about also seem to be happy to live with the fact that things have started disappearing since her arrival.

The end is not a happy one (which makes this movie just that stronger) The pieces of the cruel puzzle of here life come together and we see what, or rather who, is 'driving' her.


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