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by Hannu Salonen


Tom, a wide-eyed innocent sixteen year-old ends up in a hospital with a Chechen man Artur, after accidentally having saved his life in a car bomb explosion downtown Tallinn. Artur is a mysterious man who seems to have a mission of his own in Estonia. Fascinated by this quiet stranger, Tom helps him to escape from the hospital. Slowly he begins to realize that Artur is haunted by the memories of his family he tragically lost in war. Tom finds himself an unwitting accomplice in a lethal game of vengeance and death. Facing the violent chain of events only one question remains: will he follow the bloody trail?

international title: Vasha
original title: Vasha
country: Estonia, Germany, Finland, Ireland
sales agent: Insomnia World Sales
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Hannu Salonen
film run: 100'
release date: EE 22/01/2009, FI 25/09/2009
screenplay: Mart Kivastik, Katrin Laur
cast: Mehmet Kurtulus, Mart Müürisepp, Tim Seyfi, Rein Oja, Jan Uuspold, Malla Malmivaara
cinematography by: Rein Kotov
film editing: Julia Oehring
art director: Jaagup Roomet
costumes designer: Eva-Maria Gramakovski
music: Ray Harman
producer: Piret Tibbo-Hudgins, Philipp Homberg
production: Allfilm, Philipp Homberg Filmproduktion, Juonifilmi Oy, Wide Eye Films
backing: Finnish Film Foundation
distributor: SF Studios Finland Oy

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