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THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY

by Veiko Õunpuu

synopsis

The story of a man, who has reached middle age, and finds himself in exactly the kind of darkening forest that Dante describes. An unusual problem intrudes upon his moderately prosperous and quiet life - morality. Is it possible to be a "good person"? What does that mean anyway? And what's in it for you? On his journey towards a clearer conscience but in increaseling complicated reality, Tony meets several typical specimen familiar from contemporary Estonian society and lives through exciting adventures, not without some diverting humour. And it starts to seem that slowly, and quite inevitably, the man loses his job, his family, and finally reality, himself.

international title: The Temptation of St. Tony
original title: Püha Tõnu kiusamine
country: Estonia, Finland, Sweden
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Veiko Õunpuu
film run: 110'
release date: EE 10/10/2009
screenplay: Veiko Õunpuu
cast: Taavi Eelmaa, Ravshana Kurkova, Tiina Tauraite, Sten Ljunggren, Denis Lavant, Hendrik Toompere Jr., Katariina Lauk-Tamm, Harri Kõrvits, Taavi Teplenkov, Marika Barabanstsikova, Rain Tolk
cinematography by: Mart Taniel
film editing: Thomas Lagerman, Veiko Õunpuu
art director: Markku Pätilä
costumes designer: Helen Ehandi
music: Ülo Krigul
producer: Katrin Kissa, Tero Kaukomaa, Kristina Åberg, Jesse Fryckman
production: Homeless Bob Production, Bronson Club, Atmo
backing: Eurimages, Estonian Film Foundation, Film I Väst, Finnish Film Foundation, Swedish Film Institut, MEDIA Programme
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