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Secret Society of Souptown (2015)

Original title: Supilinna salaselts

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Feature film | Adventure | Family Duration 104:48

“Secret Society of Souptown” is a story of a 10-year-old smart and brave girl Mari who lives in Tartu, area called Souptown. Her parents are obsessed with work so she spends most of her time with her grandfather Peeter, the professor at a local university. Mari has 3 best friends and together they form a secret society to play scavenger hunt games her grandfather is inventing for them.

One day their city is attacked by a mysterious poison which turns adults into children. Our group embark on an adventure you cannot even imagine to discover the antidote. Their path is paved ...

Director: Margus Paju

Keywords: treasure hunt | garden suburb | slum atmosphere | garden party | anatomical theatre | archival repository | ambitious plan | ballerinas | botanical gardens | enterprisingness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nafta Films
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Adventure, Family
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 104:48


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Producer Esko Rips | Diana Mikita
Co-producer Jesse Fryckman
Director Margus Paju
Screenwriter Mihkel Ulman | Christian Gamst Miller-Harris
Cinematographer Meelis Veeremets
Production Desinger Jaagup Roomet | Kaisa Mäkinen
Costume Designer Kristina Lõuk
Composer Liina Kullerkupp
Sound Designer Matis Rei | Tarvo Schmeimann
Editor Harri Ylönen | Marion Koppel
Writer of Adapted Work Mika Keränen

First releases

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  • in cinema: 8.05.2015, Cinema Ekraan, Tartu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 15.05.2015, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Zürich International Film Festival (Switzerland), 2015, Audience Award for Children’s Film
  • Prize, SCHLINGEL - International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences (Chemnitz, Germany), 2015, Lichtenauer Audience Award
  • Award, ALE KINO!- International Young Audience Film Festival (Poznan, Poland), 2015, Special Award

Partners and Sponsors

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