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Take It or Leave It (2018)

Võta või jäta (original title)
What would you do if one day a newborn baby was put on your hands and said: take it or leave it.


Liina Trishkina


Liina Trishkina
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Reimo Sagor ... Erik
Nora Altrov Nora Altrov ... Mai (baby)
Emily Viikman Emily Viikman ... Mai (Age 3)
Liis Lass Liis Lass ... Moonika
Epp Eespäev Epp Eespäev ... Evi (Erik's Mother)
Egon Nuter Egon Nuter ... Mati (Erik's Father)
Viire Valdma Viire Valdma ... Imbi (Moonika's Mother)
Adeele Sepp Adeele Sepp ... Katrin
Andres Mähar Andres Mähar ... Sven
Eva Koldits Eva Koldits ... Liisu
Indrek Ojari Indrek Ojari ... Toomas
Kristjan Lüüs Kristjan Lüüs ... Marko
Mait Malmsten Mait Malmsten ... Boss
Priit Võigemast Priit Võigemast ... Lawyer
Helena Merzin Helena Merzin ... Social Worker (as Helena Merzin-Tamm)


One sleepy Saturday morning a 30-year-old construction worker Erik gets some earth shattering news: his ex-girlfriend Moonika who he hasn't even seen for the past six months is about to go into labor. She however is not ready for motherhood and if Erik doesn't want the kid either, the little girl will be put up for adoption. Take it or leave it!

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Official submission of Estonia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 91st Academy Awards in 2019. See more »

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A rather tardy work where the performances excelling the script
26 December 2019 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Võta või jäta is supposed to be - and is - a household drama dealing with several pain spots in the society (single parents, parenthood/parenting, impacts of working abroad, generation gaps, etc.), but, evidently for the sake of reality, the film lacks scenes and twists enhancing catchiness. So the progression is rather arid, many good actors have static characters to play, with often too much focus on Erik´s development... True, Reimo Sagor performs well and convincingly, but sometimes it is not enough for creation a film you would like to see again. All in all, another more-than-average Estonian film - problably not speaking to many other nations. It was selected as the Estonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.

My opinion: 8 points for performances, 6 for script.

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14 September 2018 (Estonia) See more »

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