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War (2017)

Original title: Sõda

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Documentary Duration 55:00


In a Christian culture, suicide is a taboo, and a soldier’s suicide is
a double taboo. Rivo, who has been on a military mission to Afghanistan twice, suffers from a post-traumatic disorder, which ends in suicide. For four years, Rivo’s girlfriend Hanna tries to battle his psychological disorder, but then gives up and moves from Estonia to Australia. Six months later Rivo steps in front of a train. His last message to those who know him is to forgive him. In Dino Buzzati’s novel The Tartar Steppe nameless soldiers, who serve a nameless emperor in a nameless country, are waiting for ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: losing a loved one | love story | auto tankimine | suicide | going berserk | loss of humanity | fitness training | contrasts | village | village residents | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 55:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Director Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Sulev Keedus
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 27.10.2017, Cinema Artis, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2017
  • Award, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2018, Director of the Year - Sulev Keedus (for "Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow" and "War")

Partners and Sponsors

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