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Truth and Justice (2019)

Tõde ja õigus (original title)
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TRUTH AND JUSTICE is the story of an uncompromising man whose soul is corrupted by the relentless pursuit of his dream.


Tanel Toom


Anton Hansen Tammsaare (novel), Tanel Toom (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Priit Loog Priit Loog ... Andres
Ester Kuntu Ester Kuntu ... Mari
Priit Võigemast Priit Võigemast ... Pearu
Maiken Pius Maiken Pius ... Krõõt (as Maiken Schmidt)
Simeoni Sundja Simeoni Sundja ... Juss
Indrek Sammul Indrek Sammul ... Sauna-Madis
Marika Vaarik Marika Vaarik ... Madis' wife
Maria Koff Maria Koff ... Liisi
Ott Raidmets Ott Raidmets ... Oru Joosep
Loora-Eliise Kaarelson Loora-Eliise Kaarelson ... Maret
Risto Vaidla Risto Vaidla ... Andres Jr.
Ott Aardam Ott Aardam ... Hundipalu Tiit
Laura Kukk Laura Kukk ... Hundipalu Tiit's wife
Mikk Kaasik Mikk Kaasik ... Matu the herdsman
Liisa Aibel Liisa Aibel ... Lambasihver


Estonia, 1870. Young and staunch Andres along with his wife Krõõt arrive at a farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Desolate and neglected between the marshes, Robber's Rise must be transformed into a place that will take care of the family. All they have to do is to break the resistance of the barren land, make his neighbour cooperate, and raise an heir - a son to inherit his father's life's work. But when nature refuses to bend, the neighbour turns out to be a roughneck rival, and Krõõt keeps giving birth to daughters, Andres struggles to find the right way. In his desperate search for truth and justice - from the court, the tavern and the Bible, he sacrifices his family, his friends and eventually himself. The beautiful dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber's Rise gives way to an obsession, resulting in none of the things Andres wanted and everything he was afraid of. Written by Tanel Toom

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Official submission of Estonia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. See more »


When Andres finds out his daughter has been dating with the son of his neighbor Pearu, he rushes home by making the horse run as fast as possible. When he arrives home, one can observe that the horse is sweaty all since there is no steam coming off the horse. At the same time, you can see the breath of both Andres and the horse. See more »


Mari: Juss, Juss, the Robber's Rise puss!
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Quintessential Estonian novel comes alive on the big screen!
2 March 2019 | by Darth_OsmosisSee all my reviews

The quintessential Estonian novel(or at least the first part of series of novels) has finally been adapted to the big screen. And it's for the most part a fitting and epic adaptation, true to the source material as well as being entertaining and thought provoking on it's own right. A great story is brought to life by good(at times great) acting, outstanding cinematography and never before seen production design and make-up effects for an Estonian film. The story transcends nationality and language and is worth checking out by anyone interested in good cinema and especially good stories!

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22 February 2019 (Estonia) See more »

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