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That’s How It Is (2024)

Original title: Nii ta on

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Documentary Duration 82:00

That’s How It Is

The documentary feature takes the audience into the world of men living in rural Estonia, showing us the simple joys and sorrows of their everyday life. How does the former pig farmer Janek raise his four sons, or what does Meelis, the owner of a small town nursing home, dream about? How does forester Rein find a new spark in life in the game of darts, and farmer Eku in potato planting? Does septic tank servicer Kaido have any regrets in life, and how often does he bring flowers to his wife? Does hobby inventor Juss see God in the ...

Director: Vallo Toomla

Keywords: nude bathing | naked man | driving a car | car ride | introducing oneself | self-observation | surpassing oneself | excrements transport | morning | washing oneself in the morning | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 82:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Director Vallo Toomla
Cinematographer Erik Põllumaa
Sound Designer Harmo Kallaste
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • in cinema: 5.03.2024, Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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