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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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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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Sadly ignored
11 May 2013 | by (Vancouver Canada) – See all my reviews

I have to agree with all of the previous Positive reviews (only 6 right now...) with the references to Roy Anderson, Kubrick, Buñuel and Tarkofsky - I also thought superficially of Eraserhead by David Lynch. Shot in black and white, except for his Bentley and modern house, this film looks like it could have been made in the 1960s. A masterful effort, disturbing but with "painterly" composition and good acting. Some of the references, religious and otherwise (like a black dog he accidentally hits with his car, then reappears alive, only to be killed by his wife), escape me, but I would definitely see this a second time. I'm amazed a film like this can be so ignored and unknown.


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