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The End of the Chain (2017)

Keti lõpp (original title)
A secluded fast food joint next to an empty parking lot, where it's good to go, because nobody recognizes you there. On a rainy autumnal day, people show up one after the other - all of ... See full summary »

Director:

Priit Pääsuke

Writer:

Paavo Piik
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Credited cast:
Maiken Schmidt Maiken Schmidt ... Waitress
Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. ... Young Man (as Hendrik Toompere Jr.)
Tiit Lilleorg Tiit Lilleorg ... Composer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ott Aardam Ott Aardam ... Man
Allan Aava Allan Aava ... Man on Motorbike
Henrik Kalmet ... LARP
Margus Kobing Margus Kobing ... Security Guard #1
Piret Krumm Piret Krumm ... Jõgeva Rabbit
Ester Kuntu Ester Kuntu ... Gal
Jörgen Liik ... Poet
Sandra Mirka Sandra Mirka ... School Girl
Valentina Moskvina Valentina Moskvina ... Janitor
Mattias Naan Mattias Naan ... LARP
Ilja Nartov Ilja Nartov ... Truck Driver
Tõnu Oja Tõnu Oja ... Father
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A secluded fast food joint next to an empty parking lot, where it's good to go, because nobody recognizes you there. On a rainy autumnal day, people show up one after the other - all of them on the verge of a breakdown - or perhaps a breakthrough? The main character, Waitress, sees and absorbs it all. One by one - through their personal drama - the clients push the Waitress towards her own edge. Written by Estonian Film Institute

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That Chain is Not Well Connected
31 May 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

In Estonian cinema there is definitely no shortage of gifted cinematographers, great actors and talented musicians to compose awesome film scores. There seems to be couple of competent enough young directors besides two-three already established great ones, but there is great void of good (screen)writers. 'The End of the Chain' is another good example - good acting, beautiful cinematography, awesome soundtrack, some scenes are well staged, and there are even some sort of message in the sloppy screenplay. There are too much air between those tight scenes and all the happenings and characters are not very well tied together leaving the film sketchy and incomplete. The ideas of loneliness, desperation and burnout are not used as tools to play with to build a story, but rather just spurted out with one sentence by some of the characters. They are not even used to create witty (pseudo)philosophical conversations. The criticism towards the current situation of society is so blatantly in your face that it isn't even funny. Most of these characters feel very sketchy and stereotypical.

The film had its moments, but overall it is nothing special to spend your hour and half on. I know Estonian filmmakers don't have big budgets to use, that's why the creative and well written screenplays should be the foundation of Estonian movies.


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20 October 2017 (Estonia) See more »

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