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Ghost Mountaineer (2015)

Original title: Must alpinist

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Feature film | Youth Duration 103:00

Urmas Eero Liiv’s feature film Ghost Mountaineer is a youth adventure film with elements of horror which is based on real life events which took place during the Soviet era.It tells the story of an Soviet Estonian student hiking group which gets caught up in a series of scary events unfolding in wintry Siberia. The unpopular group leader Olle (Reimo Sagor), who becomes disappointed in his companions during the trip, disappears on the last day in the mountains. His rival, liberal-minded and adventurous Eero (Priit Pius) guides the descending hikers into a Buryate village on the mountain to seek help. ...

Director: Urmas Eero Liiv

Keywords: alpinism | mountaineering photos | mountaineers | Buryats | inhumanity | harsh living conditions | uncertainty | immaturity | superstition | taking a group photo | View all »

Photos and Galleries (23)

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Videos (2)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kopli Kinokompanii
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Youth
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 103:00, 103:00


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Producer Anneli Ahven
Co-producer Kaspar Kaljas | Aurelio Laino
Director Urmas Eero Liiv
Screenwriter Urmas Eero Liiv
Cinematographer Ants Martin Vahur
Production Desinger Katrin Sipelgas
Costume Designer Eugen Tamberg | Katrin Sipelgas
Composer Tiit Kikas | Arian Levin
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Tambet Tasuja | Urmas Eero Liiv


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Valeri Sanžejev - Fotik | Vanda Jakšejeva - Surnukuurimutt | Andrei Vinokurov - Vanja | Jevgeni Solonikin - Irkutsk chief | Marina Jelina - Russian woman at the post office

First releases

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  • in cinema: 25.11.2015, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: World Premiere 18.11.2015, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2015, Tridens First Feature Film Competition; Tridens Estonian Film Award Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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