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Tühirand (2006)

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:

Veiko Õunpuu

Writers:

Mati Unt (short story), Veiko Õunpuu (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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A man, the sea and no lighthouse.

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Short | Drama

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Official Sites:

Kuukulgur Film [Estonia]

Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

19 January 2006 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Die reine Leere See more »

Filming Locations:

Hiiumaa, Estonia See more »

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Budget:

€25,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color
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Written by Astor Piazzolla
Performed by Yo-Yo Ma
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excellent!
22 May 2006 | by Andres_KaskSee 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.


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