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Jade Warrior (2006)

Original title: Igavese armastuse sõdalane

Inspired by the Finnish epic "Kalevala" / Based on the story by Finnish screenwriter Iiro Küttner

Feature film | Fairy Tale Duration 100:21

The warrior facing the final battle between the good and the evil must be spiritually pure, bright, and cold - like a diamond. Master Sinai, however, falls in love with a beautiful young woman whose heart belongs to another man. Sintai's enemy will be defeated, but not destroyed. This way, Sintai creates a possibility for himself to be happily in love at another time in another place. But he has revived evil forces that will be the menace for the world in 21st century.

Director: Antti-Jussi Annila

Keywords: antique shop | love triangle | falling in love | deemon | the "Kalevala" epic | suicide | prophecy | folklorists | wolf | Oriental martial arts | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Blind Spot Pictures (Finland)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Fairy Tale
Text / Dialogue Finnish, hiina
Subtitles Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Russian, Finnish, English
Duration 100:21


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Producer Petri Jokiranta | Tero Kaukomaa
Co-producer San Fu Maltha | Peter Loehr | Margus Õunapuu
Director Antti-Jussi Annila
Screenwriter Antti-Jussi Annila | Petri Jokiranta
Cinematographer Henri Blomberg
Production Desinger Jukka Uusitalo
Costume Designer Anna Vilppunen
Composer Samuli Kosminen | Kimmo Pohjonen
Editor Iikka Hesse


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Robert Annus - Hitchhiker | Rein Kotkas - Mechanic | Gaiar Zarip - Shopman | Aarne Veljend - Shopman | Tim Daniel Putting - Little boy | Katrin Putting - Mother | Toomas Krall - Father

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 8.09.2006, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
  • in cinema: 13.10.2006, Cinema Tennispalatsi, Kinopalatsi, Kino Itä; Helsi, Finland
  • in cinema: 19.10.2006, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, JUSSI - Annual Award of Finnish Film Industry (Finland), 2007, Best Costume Design: Anna Vilppunen Best Music: Kimmo Pohjonen, Samuli Kosminen
  • Award, Ibiza IFF - International Film Festival (Spain), 2007, Falco d'Or Best New Director: Antti-Jussi Annila, Falco d'Or Best Art Direction: Jukka Uusitalo; Falco d'Or Best Cinematography: Henri Blomberg
  • Participation, Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), 2006, Programme: Vanguard

Partners and Sponsors

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