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The Highway Crossing (1999)

Ristumine peateega (original title)
Surprised by rain and sudden darkness Laura and Roland, a young couple hitch-hiking on an empty road, decide to seek shelter at a nearby country house. Osvald, the owner, seems to know the ... See full summary »

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Arko Okk

Writers:

Arko Okk, Jaan Tätte (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Andrus Vaarik Andrus Vaarik ... Osvald
Piret Kalda Piret Kalda ... Laura
Jaan Tätte Jaan Tätte ... Roland
Emil Urbel Emil Urbel ... Golden Fish
Andres Tarand Andres Tarand ... Voice of Golden Fish
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Surprised by rain and sudden darkness Laura and Roland, a young couple hitch-hiking on an empty road, decide to seek shelter at a nearby country house. Osvald, the owner, seems to know the deeper meaning of their unexpected visit. His strange behaviour leads to an equally strange offer: Osvald wants to buy Roland's wife. Laura and Roland start to play along, only to discover that their host is not kidding. Written by Anonymous

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But is this a fairy story?
6 February 2002 | by Dierdre99See all my reviews

An unusual but hard-to-find film. Laura and Roland hitch-hiking but soaked by the rain intrude into a nearby farm house. Osvald who lives there behaves very oddly, and offers accommodation to Laura only - Roland must leave. Surprisingly they accept these terms. When Roland comes back, Osvald offers to buy Laura, and offers US$billion - a totally fabulous amount so large that resistance crumbles. Laura is certainly for the deal. Are we to accept the given account - that the money was a gift from a magical fish that Osvald let go? Certainly the money is there in gigantic boxes. But is this a fairy story, or some other kind?

However reality will waver. The ending redoes the story as if it were by David Lynch. Intriguing.


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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

19 March 1999 (Estonia) See more »

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Acuba Film See more »
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Stereo

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1.85 : 1
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