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The Class (2007)

Original title: Klass

Feature film | Youth | Drama Duration 97:04

The Class

This is a story about honor and dignity. A sixteen-year-old boy happens to protect his fellow classmate while the latter is being bullied by others. There is no way back any more - he has to go on protecting his friend. As a result, he must confront with the rest of his classmates, even the so-called normal ones. He is pushed away from the micro-community of young people. From that moment, unjustice becomes the main subject of the story. How much unjustice can one's dignity take? Where is the line between rebellion and violence?

Director: Ilmar Raag

Keywords: honour and dignity | gunshot suicide | fears | cruelty | torpid despair | telling on somebody | protecting | fighting | bullies | class | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Amrion
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Youth, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 97:04


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Producer Riina Sildos
Director Ilmar Raag
Screenwriter Ilmar Raag
Cinematographer Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi
Production Desinger Eva-Maria Gramakovski
Costume Designer Agne Talu
Composer Timo Steiner | Martin Kallasvee | Pärt Uusberg | Paul Oja
Sound Designer Horret Kuus | Tammo Sumera
Editor Tambet Tasuja


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Laine Mägi - Class teacher | Kaie Mihkelson - Headmaster | Merle Jääger - History teacher | Marje Metsur - Teacher of Estonian language | Kaspar Kaljas - Teacher of physical education | Leila Säälik - Kaspar's grandma | Margus Prangel - Joosep's father | Tiina Rebane - Joosep's mother | Liina Joonas

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.03.2007, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 17.03.2011, ETV, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 07.2007 International Premiere, 42nd Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Czech Republic

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2007, East of the West: International Competition - Special Mention; Europa Cinemas Label Prize
  • Award, Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland), 2007, New Films, New Directors: International competition - Special Jury Award; FIPRESCI Award
  • Award, CINEDAYS Festival of European Film (Skopje, Macedonia), 2007, Gold Star Award for Best Film

Partners and Sponsors

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