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The Moon (1999)

Original title: Sellised kolm lugu: Kõrbekuu

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Feature film Duration 30:00

In his deathbed, surgeon Jonathan Kaufman confesses a secret to the priest. Kaufman has not told anyone about it for the last twenty years. West Africa, the year 1972. After an emergency landing, an airplane is in the middle of a vast desert. Three men have survived: pilot Jonas von Richthoffen, navigator Abraham Holland and surgeon Jonathan Kaufman. All communications have been destroyed in fire, the men have lost touch with the outer world. Within one month, their water supply is about to run out. The last time they ate was on the day of landing when there were caviar ...

Director: Ervin Õunapuu

Keywords: amputation | fears | thirst | surgeon | Moon | desert | aircraft accident | grilling meat in a campfire | hopelessness | making promises | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Short
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 30:00


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Producer Artur Talvik
Director Ervin Õunapuu
Screenwriter Ervin Õunapuu
Dialogue Writer Ervin Õunapuu
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Ronald Kolmann
Costume Designer Mare Raidma
Composer Lepo Sumera
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Rein Kotov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Andres Puustusmaa - Hans Kaufmann | Rita Raave - Hanna Kaufmann | Külli Koik - Olivia Kaufmann

First releases

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  • at other places: 25.02.1999, Kinomaja (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 17.11.1999, Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden), Sweden

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden), 1999

Partners and Sponsors

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