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A Horse Called Palladium (2006)

Original title: Lugu hobusest Palladium

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Documentary Duration 50:16

A Horse Called Palladium

Documentary portrait by Ago Ruus about the Trakehner show jumping horse Palladium who knows his value. His value is known also for his owner as well as the equestrian. Why is one horse preferred to the other horses? Is it the case of inborn and inherited talentedness? Or is it because of the breeders' skills and hard work? It is not that easy to find the right answer. Palladium is definitely the most famous and known sports horse in Estonia. There is not many horses in the world after whom a horseracing competition - Palladium Cup - has been named. ...

Director: Ago Ruus

Keywords: horseshoeing | taking sperm from a horse | horses in a paddock | horse stable | manège | manege race | Palladium Cup | crossing the parkour | supportive audience | performance of equestrians | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Profilm
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 50:16


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Director Ago Ruus
Screenwriter Raigo Kollom | Madis Jürgen
Cinematographer Ago Ruus
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Sirje Haagel

First releases

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  • on television: 2.09.2006, ETV, Estonia
  • in cinema: 29.09.2006, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 23.06.2006, Olustvere Tourism Centre, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

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