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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
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Herr Meister
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Count Dionysos Korzybski
Rain Tolk ...
KLeine Willy
Hendrik Toompere Jr. ...
Actor Toivo (as Hendrik Toompere)
Katariina Unt ...
Toivo's wife (as Katariina Lauk)
Harri Kõrvits ...
Director (as Harry Kõrvits)
Taavi Teplenkov ...
Urbo
Marika Barabanstsikova ...
Urbo's wife
Liis Lepik ...
Tony's child
Evald Aavik ...
Priest
Valeri Fjodorov ...
Nadezhda's father
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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10 October 2009 (Estonia)  »

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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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Performed by Georg Ots
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dark, absurd, surprising film
9 October 2010 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

A film that follows the travails of a middle management guy through a black-and-white Estonia, leading from funerals to swamps to theatres, from dinner parties to ruined churches and a cannibal cabaret nightclub.

This is an unusual and original film... whilst it has echoes of film-makers such as Roy Andersson or Bela Tarr, it is also clear that Ounpuu has his own original voice to develop. In a few places the surrealism or absurdism seemed, to me, a bit forced or self-conscious,but in many places the film is truly unique, funny, disturbing, odd, dreamlike and poignant. An unhoned, rough talent maybe, but a big one.. I'll look forward to his next film...


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