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The Spy and the Poet (2016)

Original title: Luuraja ja luuletaja

Feature film | Comedy | Drama Duration 95:00

Lonely secret service officer Gustav meets a mysterious gypsy woman. It soon comes clear that it is a trap set by the Russian intelligence. Gustav is ordered to continue the relationship to get a better understanding of the enemy’s plans. Unfortunately, Gustav finds himself struggling with the task, as he is falling in love with the enemy. Is there a way out of this situation?

Director: Toomas Hussar

Keywords: agents | agent | love as a game | love affair | barmaid | bohemians | turning point in life | quixotism | eremite | exiting isolation | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy, Drama
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 95:00


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Producer Ivo Felt
Director Toomas Hussar
Screenwriter Toomas Hussar
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Production Desinger Kristina Lõuk
Costume Designer Kristiina Ago
Composer Arian Levin | Luka Zima
Sound Designer Ranno Tislar
Editor Tambet Tasuja | Ranno Tislar


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mari Abel - Siiri | Peeter Jalakas - Kalmer | Ivo Uukkivi - Lembit | Pääru Oja - Siim | Priit Võigemast - Madis | Nikolai Bentsler - Turist | Ruslan Izmailov - Vitali | Maksim Demidov - Sergei | Oleg Rogatšov - Boriss

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 06.07.2016 Competition Programme: East of the West, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic
  • in cinema: 21.09.2016, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2016
  • Participation, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czechia), 2016, Competition programme: East of the West
  • Participation, International Filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg (Germany), 2016

Partners and Sponsors

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