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Swing, Axe and the Tree of Eternal Love (2021)

Original title: Kiik, Kirves ja Igavese Armastuse Puu

Feature film | Comedy | Drama Duration 82:00

Swing, Axe and the Tree of Eternal Love

A regular day at the car shop comes to an end when two friends Kiik and
Eerik discover their boss’s dead body. After Kiik finds his girlfriend cheating him with a local playboy, he suffers a mental breakdown and runs away. Kiik becomes fixated with cutting off all memories of his old relationship that includes chopping down a tree at the other side of the country where they gave a vow for eternal love. Kiik and Eerik hit the road.

Director: Meel Paliale

Keywords: helplessness | alcohol consumption | driving a car | auto lõhkumine | stealing of a car | car accident | car mechanic | car repair shop | bar | bartender | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallifornia
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 82:00


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Producer Rain Rannu | Tõnu Hiielaid | Urmet Piiling
Director Meel Paliale
Screenwriter Urmet Piiling | Meel Paliale
Cinematographer Markus Mikk
Production Desinger Urmet Piiling | Meel Paliale
Composer Meel Paliale | Janek Murd
Sound Designer Joonas Taimla
Editor Meel Paliale

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF: Just Film - Children’s and Youth Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2021
  • Nomination, EFTA - National Estonian Film and Television Awards (Estonia), 2022, In the categories of Best Feature Film, Actor (Herman Pihlak), Sound, Composer, Production Design and Costume Design
  • Participation, FilmFestival Cottbus (Germany), 2022, Programme: Spectrum

Partners and Sponsors

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