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quietearth [Celluloid 09.17.09] Estonia drama

From Veiko Õunpuu, the director of Sügisball (review), which I absolutely loved, comes his next film, The Temptation of St. Tony, which seems to have something to do with some Christian mythos I have yet to figure out.

We posted the teaser for this incredible looking film last year, and we've been in touch with the folks behind it since.. and today, we present to you the exclusive trailer for the second film out of Estonia we're covering, and something I'm highly looking forward too. It's in the spiritual vein of David Manuli's Beket, but not as abstract.

The film will be released in Estonia on October 10th and is an Estonian, Swedish (Atmo, the folks behind Metropia), and Finnish co-production.

The most stupendous and bone chilling tragedy about the agony and decline of one middle-level manager.

Tony develops an aversion to gushing claims of his goodness and the issue starts to haunt him. Is he good? Why should one be good? Whom would it benefit? While Tony thinks and thinks, he is forced to fire one thousand employees under his command, to be a witness to his wife's betrayal, to bury his grandfather and finally to find 12 pairs of human hands from the underbrush.

As Tony hopes to find a new and simpler life in a strip club with the help of a Russian secretary named Nadezha who is earning extra money by working there, fate steps into his life in the form of the mysterious Herr Meister. He gives Tony a choice; Either a rebellion doomed to failure and eventual decline, or absolute submission and a life full of power and enjoyment. Atlhough Tony is accustomed to a worry-free life, he chooses rebellion - much to his own surprise - and loses.

A man is truly a bottomless abyss.

Trailer after the break.

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Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

nice. real nice!


Anonymous (12 years ago) Reply

that chick is hot. very lynchian, but in a good way. crazy first shot. thats beautiful. if anyone wondered that glowing writing in the club @0:45 says "the golden age" (in german)

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