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Kertu s life is totally spoiled by an overbearing father, until she opens her heart to an unlikely dream lover.

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Ilmar Raag

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ursula Ratasepp Ursula Ratasepp ... Kertu
Mait Malmsten Mait Malmsten ... Villu
Leila Säälik Leila Säälik ... Malle
Külliki Saldre Külliki Saldre ... Anu
Peeter Tammearu Peeter Tammearu ... Jüri
Piret Laurimaa Piret Laurimaa ... Kaarin
Aarne Mägi Aarne Mägi ... Mehis
Ene Järvis Ene Järvis ... Günekoloog
Helena Merzin Helena Merzin ... Maret
Helene Vannari Helene Vannari ... Helga
Jaanus Mehikas Jaanus Mehikas ... Andres
Janek Sarapson Janek Sarapson ... Peeter
Jüri Lumiste ... Onkoloog
Jüri Vlassov Jüri Vlassov ... Toomas
Kaie Mihkelson Kaie Mihkelson ... Arst
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30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a postcard to Villu, a handsome but degenerate village drunk. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

11 October 2013 (Estonia) See more »

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Kertu. Love Is Blind. See more »

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€640,000 (estimated)
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Poetical romance that turns into a frantic dramatic thriller
26 October 2016 | by losindiscretoscineSee all my reviews

In a little known but sumptuous Estonia, we get to know Kertu, a fragile and shy woman whose everyday life is shown as the calm before the storm. It is the second character, Villu, performed by Mait Malmsten, who will turn this poetical romance into a frantic dramatic thriller. "Kertu" is an emotional roller-coaster that through an authentic story and the sober photography, plays with the feelings of the viewers, that are often surprised but never annoyed. This island, both splendid and oppressive, becomes a huis clos, a microcosm that troubles us and, by the use of flashbacks, we are shown a poetical night. It is quite difficult not to be caught by the tenderness of the glances and the close-ups that capture their charm. Each character acts as a catalyst for the other and brings out the best and the worst of each other. Between light and darkness, heaviness and subtlety, in its most bitter violent dialogues and ethereal silences, "Kertu" brings freshness thanks to a story worthy of an ancient drama.


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