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Kohtunik (2019)

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The Judge (Mait Malmsten) is a man who represents strict rules and laws in the courtroom. However, his own personal life is an absolute mess. After the judge makes a decision to give a long... See full summary »

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Andres Puustusmaa
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Märt Avandi ... Brother
Sakari Kuosmanen ... Stranger
Sakarias Liukko Sakarias Liukko ... Husband
Mait Malmsten Mait Malmsten ... Judge
Anssi Pöyhönen Anssi Pöyhönen ... Lotto guy
Mette Seppälä Mette Seppälä ... Woman in sauna
Lee Trei Lee Trei ... Sentenced
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The Judge (Mait Malmsten) is a man who represents strict rules and laws in the courtroom. However, his own personal life is an absolute mess. After the judge makes a decision to give a long prison sentence to a woman, the woman's brother (Märt Avandi) starts following the judge to change his mind about the verdict. The judge stays adamant. The verdict is final. A conflict takes place between the men, resulting in the judge suddenly becoming a criminal himself. Unable to confess his crime, the judge escapes to Finland, where a series of comedic twists and turns lead him to a number of strange people and comical situations. However, the shadows of his dark deeds keep haunting him. To leave his dark crime behind and to fix his earlier decisions, the judge returns home. "Your Honor" is a road movie filled with dark humor, starring Mait Malmsten ("Love Is Blind", "Rattrap") and Märt Avandi ("The Fencer", "Red Quicksilver"). The film is directed and written by Andres Puustusmaa ("Green Cats...

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Comedy | Drama | Thriller

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An inside out half-Nordic film about following (moral) path
9 September 2020 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Both Mait Malmsten and Märt Avandi are well-known in Estonia, with various roles both in theatre and films, usually starring... Kohtunik is largely a solo film for Malmsten, he most of time seen alone or with random people in random scenes - and his performance is really excellent. Director Andres Puustusmaa has obtained special film education - and this is clearly visible here, with different approach from "ordinary" Estonian filmmakers... As for script and concept, Kohtunik has its witty and funny findings, but as the plot progresses, its sophistication goes too far... Not boring, but just incomprehensible, with the not-so-interesting round-up.

Well, this film might provide non-Baltic/Nordic viewers with odd information about Finns. And the beautiful landscape is not seen due to black-and-white depiction... This film could enhance Malmsten´s international fame, but I am afraid the scope of its distribution is too limited for this.

Thus: 9 for performances, 8 for directing, 7 for concept, 6 for script. Yet, 7.5 not 8 here, but still 7.


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Estonia | Russia

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Estonian | Finnish

Release Date:

17 June 2019 (China) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Tallinn, Estonia See more »

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Leo Production, Stimscape See more »
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