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Autumn Ball (2007)

Sügisball (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 13 September 2007 (Estonia)
A film about the loneliness, despair and hope of six people who all live in a bleak Soviet-era apartment complex in Tallinn, Estonia.

Director:

Veiko Õunpuu

Writers:

Mati Unt (novel), Veiko Õunpuu (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rain Tolk Rain Tolk ... Mati
Taavi Eelmaa ... Shveitser Theo
Juhan Ulfsak ... Arhitekt Maurer
Sulevi Peltola Sulevi Peltola ... Meestejuuksur Augusti Kaski
Tiina Tauraite Tiina Tauraite ... Arhitekt Maureri naine Ulvi
Maarja Jakobson Maarja Jakobson ... Laura
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Hmelnitski Allan Hmelnitski ... Laulja restoranis
Janek Joost Janek Joost ... Theo ülemus
Karl Kermes Karl Kermes ... Jaan
Ülo Krigul Ülo Krigul ... Klahvipillimängija restoranis
Kaupo Käsik Kaupo Käsik ... Theo töökaaslane
Armin Kõomägi Armin Kõomägi ... Restoranikülastaja
Paul Laasik Paul Laasik ... Telekaparandaja
Erki Laur Erki Laur ... Maureri sõber
Mari Lill Mari Lill ... Poemüüja I
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Storyline

A young writer called Mati is stalking his ex-wife, while also trying to make unsuccessful passes at other women. Augusti is a barber living a dreary bachelor life who forms a bond with little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. Laura, a single mom, tears up over sappy soap operas, but refuses real-life advances from clueless men, because her ability to trust has been ruined by her violent drunk of an ex-husband. Maurer, the architect, worries about the wellbeing of humanity, but ignores his own wife Ulvi, who in turn looks for solace in the arms of a coatroom attendant named Theo. Women have always liked Theo, but due to his low social status, they don't take him seriously. All of these people might inhabit identical tower blocks, but they couldn't feel more alienated from each other if they tried. Written by nihilistening

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Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Estonia]

Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

13 September 2007 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Autumn Ball See more »

Filming Locations:

Lasnamäe, Tallinn, Estonia

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Dolby SR

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1.78 : 1
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Autumn Ball
23 May 2009 | by miskimeesSee all my reviews

Autumn Ball (Sügisball) is first feature length film by young and talented film director Veiko Õunpuu. Autumn Ball is very surrealistically real. Pasteltones and sleepiness and soundtrack that created the mood and atmosphere. Autumn Ball is talking about different people who are all lost something and now trying to find it. It's full of complex characters.

Autumn Ball is full of great cast also who make this all possible. Rain Tolk is definitely one of the most talented young male actors in Estonia at the moment.

I can't wait Veiko Õunpuu's next film. He showed his talent in Autumn Ball. Let's hope he'll do it again.


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