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The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)
"Püha Tõnu kiusamine" (original title)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tõnu
Ravshana Kurkova ...
Nadezhda
Tiina Tauraite ...
Tony's wife
Sten Ljunggren ...
Herr Meister
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Count Dionysos Korzybski
Hendrik Toompere Jr. ...
Actor Toivo
Katariina Unt ...
Toivo's wife (as Katariina Lauk)
Harri Kõrvits ...
Director
Taavi Teplenkov ...
Urbo
Marika Barabanstsikova ...
Urbo's wife
Rain Tolk ...
KLeine Willy
Liis Lepik ...
Tony's child
Valeri Fjodorov ...
Nadezhda's father
Evald Aavik ...
Priest
Tarmo Mitt
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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.

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The most stupendous and bone chilling tragedy about the agony and decline of one middle-level manager.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Release Date:

10 October 2009 (Estonia)  »

Also Known As:

Kuszenie swietego Tõnu  »

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Box Office

Budget:

€983,081 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$747 (USA) (17 September 2010)

Gross:

$1,727 (USA) (2 October 2010)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Estonia's official submission to 83rd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2011. See more »

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Performed by Eesti Filharmoonia Kammerkoor
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Let's Say - Fantastic!
26 February 2010 | by See all my reviews

New Õunpuu's film is a real jewel in contemporary cinema. It confirms his bright talent and distinctive sense for storytelling. "Temptation of St. Tony" is full of epic scenes which (one day) might get praised as some of the highest cinema peaks of our time. Leading you trough the dark corridors of mankind director awards the viewer after each corner with such visual brilliancy that you can't get irrelevant. Cinematic language of "Temptation of St. Tony" is closer to classics like Antonioni, Bunuel or Tarkovsky than to contemporary film making styles. After "Sügisbal" and "St. Tony" it's sure that we have a new, complete author on cinematic stage. Let's celebrate.


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