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by Kadri Kõusaar


Magnus is a sensitive boy growing up in a family and atmosphere where no one really cares about him. His parents think that children grow up themselves, and if they have food and shelter, all is OK – no more effort must be invested in them. Magnus suffers from a lung disease that is said to be fatal and plays bizarre games with death. However, ten years later, modern medicine has managed to cure the disease but Magnus' deathwish is still there. When a grown-up Magnus makes his second suicide attempt, his father's conscience awakens. He tries to teach his son some lessons and convince him to go on living, up to a shocking conclusion.

international title: Magnus
original title: Magnus
country: Estonia, United Kingdom
sales agent: Onoma International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Kadri Kõusaar
screenplay: Kadri Kõusaar
cast: Mart Laisk, Kristjan Kasearu, Merle Jääger, Kerli Toim, Ruuben Rekkor, Anu Aaremäe
cinematography by: Pawel Sobczyk
film editing: Kaspar Kallas
producer: Kadri Kõusaar, Donal Fernandes, Aet Laigu
production: OÜ Vitamin K Film (EE), Donus Films Limited (UK)

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