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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)

Must alpinist (original title)
Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It ... See full summary »

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Urmas Eero Liiv

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Priit Pius ... Eero
Reimo Sagor ... Olle
Hanna Martinson Hanna Martinson ... Marleen
Liis Lass Liis Lass ... Anne
Veiko Porkanen Veiko Porkanen ... Margus
Rait Õunapuu Rait Õunapuu ... Indrek
Vadim Andreev ... Militia man
Valerii Sanzheev Valerii Sanzheev ... Fotik
Vanda Iaksheeva Vanda Iaksheeva ... Morgue Lady
Andrei Vinokurov Andrei Vinokurov ... Vanja
Artjomi Dovgopolõi Artjomi Dovgopolõi ... Kolja
Jevgeni Solonikin Jevgeni Solonikin ... Chief of Irkutsk
Marina Jelina Marina Jelina ... Russian woman in post office
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Urmas Eero Liiv's feature film "Must alpinist" (Ghost Mountaineer) is a youth film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era. It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. A weird and insane chain of events is unleashed which seems to be orchestrated by the missing Olle. In a foreign land and among people they do not know, the hikers are faced with a task which they at first do not want to undertake and later are unable to tackle. Written by Kopli Kinokompanii

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Hectic, at times fathomless film, with some good performances
17 December 2017 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

As spoilt by Nordic Noir, I can´t say that I had high hopes, regardless of its popularity in our cinemas (was among the most popular films in 2015) and some young actors who have made a name for themselves already... But I thought that realistic background and exotic locality could elevate the viewing experience. Well, apparently they did, as I decided to watch until the end, but there were really many scenes when I focused on beautiful nature and venue peculiarities - as the course of events and lines were not catchy. The most interesting character/performance appeared to be Vadim Andreev as the local militia chief, and everything supposed to be mystical was rather tedious or over-sophisticated, without logical round-up of events. The background voices of real persons brought along unnessary documentarism, plus too early in the film (they could have been involved towards the end, before or with credits).

6 points (performances and use of landscape - 7, the rest - 5) thanks to realistic motifs only. Alas, Must alpinist is a mediocre work even among Estonian films (= usually slow and made with limited budget).


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Estonia

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Estonian | Russian

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27 November 2015 (Estonia) See more »

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Buryatia, Russia See more »

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EUR800,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR (RCA Sound Recording)

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