A young intellectual, Mati, engineers himself into a situation where he has to spend a weekend with his wife Helina and her lover Eduard. The trio goes to Eduard's summer house, surrounded ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(short story), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Autumn Ball (2007)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A film about the loneliness, despair and hope of six people who all live in a bleak Soviet-era apartment complex in Tallinn, Estonia.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu
Stars: Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa, Juhan Ulfsak
Drama | Fantasy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu
Stars: Taavi Eelmaa, Ravshana Kurkova, Tiina Tauraite
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

The story of a promising, young man with exciting career opportunities and looming marital bliss.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu
Stars: Lauri Lagle, Jaanika Arum, Laura Peterson
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A young man trying to make sense of the world in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia.

Director: Triin Ruumet
Stars: Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr., Jaanika Arum, Juhan Ulfsak
Seenelkäik (2012)
Adventure | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director: Toomas Hussar
Stars: Raivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak
Adventure | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A medieval love story with lots of adventures. The times are troubled - there's a revolt of peasants going on. To secure its safety a monastery chases for a relics of a holy Brigitte. A ... See full summary »

Director: Grigori Kromanov
Stars: Aleksandr Goloborodko, Igrida Andrina, Elza Radzina
Deemonid (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

When Joko, Ants and Reeda, all in their own good reasons, first enter a casino, they can't possibly be aware of the very existence of the demons inside them. Soon enough, they will know. ... See full summary »

Director: Ain Mäeots
Stars: Tambet Tuisk, Ene Järvis, Ain Lutsepp
Roukli (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A small farm community is on the brink of getting swallowed by raging war. Lives of the frightened locals get shaken by the arrival of two men on the run from the mysterious, apparently vengeful Peedu.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu
Stars: Taavi Eelmaa, Eva Klemets, Lauri Lagle
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The well-known but out-of-luck actor Jan Uuspõld sets out to hitchhike through Estonia to Tartu.

Directors: Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk
Stars: Jan Uuspõld, Allar Remma, Veke Ahtiainen
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

This movie is about the Estonian War of Independence (1918-1920), specifically the students fighting on the nationalist side, but also shown the conflict between two ideologies (Estonian nationalism and communism).

Director: Elmo Nüganen
Stars: Priit Võigemast, Indrek Sammul, Hele Kõre
Adventure | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It ... See full summary »

Director: Urmas Eero Liiv
Stars: Liis Lass, Hanna Martinson, Priit Pius
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Three middle aged men are going to their high school reunion after 25 years and the troubles that come with it.

Director: René Vilbre
Stars: Mait Malmsten, Genka, Ago Anderson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Rain Tolk ...
Mati
...
Eduard
Maarja Jakobson ...
Helina
Mirtel Pohla ...
Marina
Juhan Ulfsak ...
Neighbour
Edit

Storyline

A young intellectual, Mati, engineers himself into a situation where he has to spend a weekend with his wife Helina and her lover Eduard. The trio goes to Eduard's summer house, surrounded by the majestic scenery of big forests and an empty beach. Mati, either out of jealousy or pride, has decided to win back his wife and will do anything his introverted and inert mind can come up with. What is love? Who can believe in such a thing? Is there anything at all to believe in? It can in its own minimalist way be a very funny experience and also a sad one to be dragged into this world. This film depicts with great accuracy how it is to feel love being an Estonian, someone who is used to low temperatures and repressed emotions. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Taglines:

A man, the sea and no lighthouse.

Genres:

Short | Drama

Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Estonia)  »

Also Known As:

Die reine Leere  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

€25,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Libertango
(uncredited)
Written by Astor Piazzolla
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
excellent!
22 May 2006 | by (Estonia) – See all my reviews

Based on a short-story "Tühirand"(1972) by classic writer Mati Unt, the movie is one of the best Estonian movies made, though it's a short one.

First work for young director Veiko Õunpuu. Good camera work, beautiful scenes, story and matching dialogue.

The movie gives a special feeling every time I go through it. Speaks of love, but gives a view how in the real world, people, feelings and sayings aren't meant to coincide.

Three people are put together on a beach, forming a love triangle. Though different, they all share something common.

Beautiful, dramatical and yet funny. Recommended.

Nominated for the best Estonian motion picture in 2006.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Tühirand (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?