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An Affair of Honour (1999)

Original title: Lurjus

Feature film | Drama Duration 75:48

Hendrik is a responsible public servant who is deeply in love with his beautiful wife Evelin. Evelin, however, finds their protected life boring; she wants Hendrik to do something more exciting. When he returns from his business trip, Hendrik will find his schoolmate Berg in their balcony and will furiously throw his gloves to Berg's face. Soon it will turn out that this has been the challenge accepted.

Director: Valentin Kuik

Keywords: adultery | official | aristocrat | harlequin | honour | bar | office | self-pity | staging a suicide | banality | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Onfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 75:48


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Producer Valentin Kuik | Endel Koplimets
Director Valentin Kuik
Screenwriter Valentin Kuik
Dialogue Writer Valentin Kuik
Cinematographer Arko Okk
Production Desinger Karmo Mende
Costume Designer Mare Raidma
Composer Olav Ehala
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Sirje Haagel
Writer of Adapted Work Vladimir Nabokov


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.02.1999, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 11.12.1999, State Central Cinema Museum, Moscow, Russia
  • on television: 21.03.2001, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2000, Baltic Competition - 2nd Prize
  • Participation, Cairo International Film Festival (Egipt), 1999
  • Participation, Moscow International Film Festival (Russia), 1999

Partners and Sponsors

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