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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.

Director:

Veiko Õunpuu

Writer:

Veiko Õunpuu (as Veiko Ounpuu)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taavi Eelmaa ... Tõnu
Ravshana Kurkova ... Nadezhda
Tiina Tauraite Tiina Tauraite ... Tony's wife
Sten Ljunggren ... Herr Meister
Denis Lavant ... Count Dionysos Korzybski
Rain Tolk Rain Tolk ... KLeine Willy
Hendrik Toompere Jr. Hendrik Toompere Jr. ... Actor Toivo (as Hendrik Toompere)
Katariina Unt ... Toivo's wife (as Katariina Lauk)
Harri Kõrvits Harri Kõrvits ... Director (as Harry Kõrvits)
Taavi Teplenkov Taavi Teplenkov ... Urbo
Marika Barabanstsikova Marika Barabanstsikova ... Urbo's wife
Liis Lepik Liis Lepik ... Tony's child
Evald Aavik Evald Aavik ... Priest
Valeri Fjodorov Valeri Fjodorov ... Nadezhda's father
Tarmo Mitt 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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Estonia | Finland | Sweden | France

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Estonian | Russian | English | French | German

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuszenie swietego Tõnu See more »

Filming Locations:

Estonia

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Box Office

Budget:

€983,081 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$747, 19 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$1,727, 4 October 2010
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

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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9/10
25 June 2011 | by athanasioszeSee all my reviews

I have no doubt that this movie will be recognized as one of the most important movies of the 21th century.Mark my words, even if you think that i am exaggerating, and then, watch this amazing movie. You will agree with me if you like the cinema of Roy Anderson, Kubrick, Buñuel and tarkofsky.I just saw this movie and i feel a little strange, it is a deeply touching film which put you in deep thoughts about mankind's tomorrow, about the brutality of the powerful people that rule the planet. Of course, this is an anti-capitalist movie, but ,additionally, it is much more than this. The absence of God, the absence of love.. It is starting as a sarcastic,black humored film but it ends very strongfully with scenes that haunt your mind.. If you are under 18, or you are very sensitive, i am not suggesting you to see it. I also have to say that I didn't understand the final scene. Sorry for my English but it's been a long time since i wrote in this language..


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