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The Sausage Factory (2003)

Original title: Vorstivabrik

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Animation Duration 09:30

Two American secret agents - Frank and Wendy - are sent to the world's hotbed of danger, known as Estonia. Estonia is a silly place, perhaps even sillier than the agents themselves. When he discovers an underground sausage factory in Estonia run by Nazi dwarfs, Frank recalls his childhood. Once more, he goes through all his terrible phobias associated with sausages. In addition, Frank has to become a man for the second time – this time becoming a man from a sausage. True, this does not take place without the dim boreal arts of the Reverser of ...

Director: Priit Tender

Keywords: agents | diversion act | phobias | globaliseerumine | tough life | victory of good over evil | intelligence | ruling the world | natsipöialpoisid | bewitching | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Joonisfilm
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 09:30


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Producer Kalev Tamm
Director Priit Tender
Screenwriter Priit Pärn
Art Director Priit Pärn
Animator Marje Ale | Ülle Metsur | Eda Kurg | Annely Põldsaar | Tarmo Vaarmets
Composer Margo Kõlar
Editor Priit Tender

First releases

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  • in cinema: 03.12.2003, Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 03.-07.12.2003, BNFF: Animated Dreams, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2004, Best Animated Film of the Year 2004 (as part of the TV series Frank and Wendy): Priit Pärn, Kaspar Jancis, Ülo Pikkov, Priit Tender
  • Award, ANIFEST - International Festival of Animated Films (Teplice, Czechia), 2005, Best TV Film and Series Award (to the TV series Frank and Wendy)
  • Award, FEST – Youth Video and Film Festival (Espinho, Portugal), 2006, Audience Prize for Best Animated Film (to the TV series Frank and Wendy)

Partners and Sponsors

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