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The Curse of Werewolf (2005)

Original title: Libahundi needus

100 years of professional Estonian theatre. 2005, the Year of Estonian Theatre

Feature film | Thriller Duration 82:50

Liina is a young actress at Vanemuise Theatre who gets Tiina's part in the new, postmodernist version of the play "Werewolf" by August Kitzberg. The theatre is haunted and the rehearsals seem to be cursed, artificial blood becomes real blood. The play won't be complete before the murder mystery is unsolved - and Liina is being taken back to the old theatre legends and intrigues of the past century.

Director: Rainer Sarnet

Keywords: love triangle | car accident | avant-garde theatre production | intrigue | cultural history | ghosts | stage | stage rehearsals | stage directors | werewolf-alien | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Shop of Dreams, Eesti Televisioon
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian
Duration 82:50


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Producer Anneli Ahven | Andres Arro
Co-producer Marianne Ostrat
Director Rainer Sarnet
Screenwriter Ilmar Raag | Rainer Sarnet | Margus Kasterpalu
Cinematographer Janno-Hans Arro
Art Director Ain Nurmela
Costume Designer Inga Vares
Sound Designer Toomas Vimb
Editor Tambet Tasuja


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Marje Metsur - Poetess | Tiit Lilleorg - Set designer Sass | Kersti Heinloo - Mare Nurk/Tiina | Elina Reinold - Rosaura Sarapik / Mari | Viire Valdma - Theatre manager | Raivo E. Tamm - Kaarel Ird | Merle Palmiste - Ingrid | Hannes Kaljujärv - Paul Saller/Master | Lembit Eelmäe - Police investigator Lotman

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.12.2005, kino Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 1.01.2006, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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