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by Tanel Toom


Estonia, 1870. Young and energetic man Andres together with his wife Krõõt arrives to his new farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Robber’s Rise must become a place, that’ll take care of the family. Household needs a lot of work and consistency – battle with nature, fate and his spiteful neighbor Pearu begins. When life deals the man more sufferings than longawaited successes, the man searches desperately for truth and justice – from court, tavern and the Bible, sacrificing his family, friends and eventually himself in the process. Dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber’s Rise descends deeper and deeper under the shadow of reality.

international title: Truth and Justice
original title: Tõde ja õigus
country: Estonia
sales agent: Films Boutique
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Tanel Toom
film run: 165'
release date: EE 22/02/2019
screenplay: Tanel Toom
cast: Priit Loog, Maiken Schmidt, Priit Võigemast, Ester Kuntu
cinematography by: Rein Kotov
film editing: Tambet Tasuja
art director: Jaagup Roomet
producer: Ivo Felt
co-producer: Armin Karu, Madis Tüür
production: Allfilm
backing: Estonian Film Institute (EE)

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