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The Sleeping Beast (2022)

Original title: Tagurpidi torn

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Feature film | Thriller | Family Duration 100:00

The Sleeping Beast

A gang of five children – two boys and three girls – spends their summer in an abandoned factory complex. The gang leader, Kristjan (10), would really rather hang out with his older brother’s friends but still enjoys the games and tests of courage with his peers. One day, factory owner Teet bans them from going to the complex for safety reasons. Kristjan, Ariel, Laura, Mia-Margot and Siim decide to ignore the ban and return to the complex secretly. One day Elmar catches the wandering Lisandra, Loore's 3-year-old sister, and locks her in his guard booth for her own safety. ...

Director: Jaak Kilmi

Keywords: computer game | playing a computer game | auku kukkumine | prejudice | prejudices | enesekaitse | enesekaitse | egocentrism | missing person | searches of missing people | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Stellar Film
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller, Family
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 100:00


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Lauri Linamägi - Sten | Marek Rosenberg - Marko | Šamil Podmarjov - Päästetöötaja | Jaak Kilmi - Päästetöötaja

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.04.2022, official premiere, Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 29.04.2022, all over Estonia, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 26.07.2022, World Premiere, Giffoni Film Festival, Italy

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2022, Jaak Kilmi
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2022, Aidi Vallik - Best Screenplay
  • Award, SCHLINGEL - International Film Festival for Children and Young Audiences (Chemnitz, Germany), 2022, Award of the Junior Jury

Partners and Sponsors

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