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Letters to Angel (2011)

Original title: Kirjad Inglile

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Feature film | Drama Duration 118:00

Jeremia Juunas Kirotaja has been fighting in Afghanistan; 21 years later he returns to Estonia to his father's funeral. He has converted to Islam and his only connection to his native land is the sound of his daughter Angel's crying that he heard a long time ago on the phone. Jeremia starts to search for his family. The daily life - if this can be called life in the first place - of the dusty and abandoned town is being run by women since men are almost gone. Nevertheless, the women seem to hope that Jeremia will be able to ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: Afghanistan War | despair | abusing | naked man | naked women | car ride | bar | shower room | self-pity | feminism | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, araabia, English
Voiceower Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 118:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Co-producer Olli Soinio
Director Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter Madis Kõiv | Sulev Keedus
Dialogue Writer Madis Kõiv | Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Production Desinger Toomas Hõrak
Costume Designer Elo Soode
Composer Helena Tulve
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Roman Baskin - Mad Colonel | Kaido Kelder - Lars | Kaire Vilgats - Taxi driver | Erik Ruus - Barman | Pille Neeve - Blue Angel | Merle Palmiste - Adjutant | Õie Sarv - Lamenting woman | Kädy Plaas - Singer | Eero Druus - Ropedancer

First releases

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  • in cinema: 27.01.2011, Cinema Solaris, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 22.02.2011, Gallery Noorus, Tartu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 9.03.2011, Cinema Artis, Estonian Film Days 2011, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2011, Feature Competition - Best Director, Prize of The Guild of Film Critics: Elephant
  • Award, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2011, Magic Crystal - for the Best Director
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2011, Special Prize - Actress of The Year: Katariina Unt

Partners and Sponsors

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