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The Temptation of St. Tony (2009)

Püha Tõnu kiusamine (original title)
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A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.

Director:

Veiko Õunpuu

Writer:

Veiko Õunpuu (as Veiko Ounpuu)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Taavi Eelmaa ... Tõnu
Ravshana Kurkova ... Nadezhda
Tiina Tauraite Tiina Tauraite ... Tony's wife
Sten Ljunggren ... Herr Meister
Denis Lavant ... Count Dionysos Korzybski
Rain Tolk Rain Tolk ... KLeine Willy
Hendrik Toompere Jr. Hendrik Toompere Jr. ... Actor Toivo (as Hendrik Toompere)
Katariina Unt ... Toivo's wife (as Katariina Lauk)
Harri Kõrvits Harri Kõrvits ... Director (as Harry Kõrvits)
Taavi Teplenkov Taavi Teplenkov ... Urbo
Marika Barabanstsikova Marika Barabanstsikova ... Urbo's wife
Liis Lepik Liis Lepik ... Tony's child
Evald Aavik Evald Aavik ... Priest
Valeri Fjodorov Valeri Fjodorov ... Nadezhda's father
Tarmo Mitt Tarmo Mitt
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A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.

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

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Estonia | Finland | Sweden | France

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Estonian | Russian | English | French | German

Release Date:

10 October 2009 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kuszenie swietego Tõnu See more »

Filming Locations:

Estonia

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR983,081 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$747, 19 September 2010

Gross USA:

$1,963

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,963
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR (RCA Sound System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Estonia's official submission to 83rd Academy Award's Foreign Language in 2011. See more »

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In Part I, during the Bentley scene, the shadow of the boom mic is visible for an extended period of time in the reflection of the car window. See more »

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dark, absurd, surprising film
9 October 2010 | by magus-9See all my reviews

A film that follows the travails of a middle management guy through a black-and-white Estonia, leading from funerals to swamps to theatres, from dinner parties to ruined churches and a cannibal cabaret nightclub.

This is an unusual and original film... whilst it has echoes of film-makers such as Roy Andersson or Bela Tarr, it is also clear that Ounpuu has his own original voice to develop. In a few places the surrealism or absurdism seemed, to me, a bit forced or self-conscious,but in many places the film is truly unique, funny, disturbing, odd, dreamlike and poignant. An unhoned, rough talent maybe, but a big one.. I'll look forward to his next film...


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