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Good Hands (2001)

Original title: Head käed

Based on the story "Arnold" by Toomas Raudam

Feature film | Comedy | Crime Duration 90:00

Good Hands

Professional pickpocket Margita from Riga fails in stealing a car and hides out in an Estonian small town. She wants to leave soon but her accomplice in Riga won't pick up the phone. She meets three Estonian men in the small town, all of them attracting attention and sympathy in Margita despite of their odd manners. To crown it all, an eight-year old Pavo is entrusted to Margita. She starts to feel that this place could be her new home, but then crime news appear in local newspapers.

Director: Peeter Simm

Keywords: yearning for love | car ride | bar | Estonian man | flirting | hospital | dentist | goodness | asylum | humanity | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm, Studija F.O.R.M.A. (Latvia)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Comedy, Crime
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Latvian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian, Latvian
Subtitles English
Duration 90:00


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Producer Artur Talvik | Gatis Upmalis
Director Peeter Simm
Screenwriter Toomas Raudam | Peeter Simm
Cinematographer Uldis Jancis
Art Director Ronald Kolmann
Costume Designer Ieva Kundziņa
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Sirje Haagel
Content Editor Baņuta Rubess
Writer of Adapted Work Toomas Raudam
Managing Director Endel Koplimets | Alīse Krilova


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Uldis Dumpis - Doctor in Riga | Svetlana Bless - Nurse in mental hospital | Linda Skaistlauka - Street seller | Aksels Ilmars Ozoliņš - Boy

First releases

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  • at other places: 06.04.2001, Raja border point Valga-Valka, Estonia
  • at other places: 06.04.2001, Raja border point Valga-Valka, Latvia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2001, Grand Prix, Special Critics Prize
  • Award, The National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps (Latvia), 2001, Best Director (Peeter Simm), Best Actress (Rēzija Kalniņa), Best Screenplay (Toomas Raudam, Peeter Simm)
  • Award, European Film Festival (Lecce, Italy), 2002, Main Prize "Golden Olive Tree", Best Screenplay (Toomas Raudam, Peeter Simm)

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm