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Mushrooming (2012)

Seenelkäik (original title)
A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director:

Toomas Hussar

Writer:

Toomas Hussar
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raivo E. Tamm Raivo E. Tamm ... Aadu Kägu
Elina Reinold Elina Reinold ... Viivi Kägu
Juhan Ulfsak ... Zäk
Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. ... Villu Koobalt
Hilje Murel Hilje Murel ... Silvi Säinas
Ott Sepp Ott Sepp ... Sibi
Emil Rutiku Emil Rutiku ... Mängujuht
Raimo Pass Raimo Pass ... Pukspuu
Margus Pilt Margus Pilt ... Radioreporter (voice)
Janek Tischler Janek Tischler ... Indrek
Indrek Tischler Indrek Tischler ... Janek
Piret Simson Piret Simson ... Siiri (as Piret Simpson)
Volli Käro Volli Käro ... Karl
Ülle Kaljuste Ülle Kaljuste ... Meikar
Joosep Jürgenson Joosep Jürgenson ... Meikari assistent
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A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

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Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

21 September 2012 (Estonia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Estonia

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For a film in general - okay, for an Estonian film - good
1 January 2013 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

An unresponsive politician, his rattling spouse and a young rock musician get lost in a North-Eastern forest - and several odd, scary and hectic events are triggered both in the forest and in the party circles the politician belongs to. Lots of witty remarks and real atmosphere, incl. recognisable politician and celebrity types, handbook-based attempts and tricks to attract attention and smoothen the overall image - director and screenwriter Toomas Hussar has recorded it in a convincing and masterful manner (Mushrooming is his feature debut). The plot, however, is not evenly catchy, some episodes provide no additional value and excitement decreases. The ending could have been less sophisticated as well.

The cast is even and strong (even small roles are performed by known and good actors), starting with the performances by Elina Reinold as Viivi Kägu and Raivo E. Tamm as Aadu Kägu; Reinold became Best Actress at the International Film Festival of Marrakech in 2012.

Mushrooming is a decent film and worth watching, but probably not repeatedly and there are no distinctive scenes/lines to be imitated or spread later. Nevertheless, in Estonia, this film attracted the biggest cinema audience in 2012.


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