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The Invisible Fight (2023)

Original title: Nähtamatu võitlus

Feature film | Comedy Duration 115:00

The Invisible Fight

USSR - China border, 1973. Rafael is in the army on guard duty when the border falls under attack from flying Chinese kung fu warriors. Utterly fascinated by the long-haired Chinese hippie black-clad kung fu aces flying around blasting forbidden Black Sabbath music from their portable radio Rafael gets struck by a revelation; he too wants to become a kung fu warrior. Faith leads Rafael to an Orthodox monastery where the black clad monks do their training but his road to achieving the almighty power of humility required is long, winding and full of kick-ass adventures.

Director: Rainer Sarnet

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Homeless Bob Production
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 115:00


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Producer Katrin Kissa
Co-producer Alise Gelze | Amanda Livanou | Helen Vinogradov
Director Rainer Sarnet
Screenwriter Rainer Sarnet
Cinematographer Mart Taniel
Production Desinger Jaagup Roomet | Martiņš Straupe | Evelyna Darzenta | Baiba Baiba
Costume Designer Jaanus Vahtra | Berta Vilipsone-Ieleja
Composer Hino Koshiro
Sound Designer Janne Laine
Editor Jussi Rautaniemi


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Sepa Tom (ka Taimo Kõrvemaa) - Melhisedek | Maria Avdjuško - Mother | Rain Simmul - Big Hat | Tiina Tauraite - Marfa | Mari Abel - Zinaida | Rein Oja - KGB agent | Marika Barabanštšikova - Lady | Aleksandr Okunev - Captain | Ekke Märten Hekles - Rudolf

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2023, Rainer Sarnet - Feature Film of the Year; Ursel Tilk - Actor of the Year; Jaagup Roomet - Artist of the Year
  • Nomination, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2023
  • Participation, Les Arcs European Film Festival (France), 2019, The film project participated in the Co-Production Village program of the co-production market

Partners and Sponsors

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