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The Very Last Cigarette (2007)

Original title: Viimane sigaret

One of 7 Animated Poems with films - Autumn Elegy, Tablemat of Baltic Sea, A Vegetated Director, I Feel a Lifelong Bullet in the Back of My Head, Substantia Stellaris

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Animation Duration 01:46

There is a Man in a squalid basement flat and a Woman in a fancy resort hotel in the Alps. They share a shattered relationship. The Man is in the homestretch of his degeneration. The Woman in on the last rung of the ladder to the top. Both are embittered. Today they both smoke their last cigarettes, the Man prior to his planned suicide, and the Woman planning to quit smoking. Deus ex Machina intervenes. The Man’s expected suicide fails due to his inner uncertainty. The Woman self-confidently races down the mountain into an ...

Director: Kaspar Jancis

Keywords: depression | suicidal thoughts | poetic work | reciting a poem | depression | man-woman relationship | woman and man | couple's relationship | purunenud suhe | saatuselöögid | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Joonisfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English
Duration 01:46

Crew

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Producer Kalev Tamm
Director Kaspar Jancis
Screenwriter Kaspar Jancis | Asko Künnap
Animator Marje Ale | Ülle Metsur | Annely Põldsaar | Tarmo Vaarmets | Tiina Ubar
Composer Kaspar Jancis
Editor Kaspar Jancis
Writer of Adapted Work Asko Künnap

First releases

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  • in cinema: 05.05.2007 VII Nordic Poetry Festival, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • released on DVD: 17.09.2007, Collection: Black Ceiling, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2007, Best Animation of the Year - collection Black Ceiling
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2007
  • Participation, FANTOCHE - International Animation Film Festival (Baden, Switzerland), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

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