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They Say Tomatoes Love Rock Music (2016)

Original title: Räägitakse, et tomatid armastavad rokkmuusikat

Feature film | Drama Duration 39:00

Aleksander, an old gentleman, maintains a blooming garden surrounding his old house in a sleepy resort town. Karl, his grandson, spends the summer with him and learns about the ways of the nature.
Together with autumn rains arrives Aleksander’s daughter Marju, who hopes to inherit the old man’s house, tear it down and put up a guesthouse on the lot instead.

Director: Janno Jürgens

Keywords: garden | gardener's work | time | gardening work | helping | rhythm of time | mother | mother-son relationship | yearning for harmony | condemnation | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Alasti Kino
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Duration 39:00


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Producer Kristjan Pütsep
Director Janno Jürgens
Screenwriter Anti Naulainen | Janno Jürgens
Cinematographer Mart Raun
Art Director Eugen Tamberg
Costume Designer Kerstin Lehtmets
Composer Liisa Hirsch
Sound Designer Indrek Soe
Editor Martin Männik


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 08.09.2016, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 07.10.2018, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Nomination, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2017, Category: Best Short Film
  • Participation, Days of Estonian Culture in New York (USA), 2017
  • Participation, Days of Estonian Culture in Berlin (Germany), 2017

Partners and Sponsors

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