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Lucas (1992)

Original title: Luukas

Based on the play "Lukas" by Gudmundur Steinsson

Feature film | Drama Duration 84:00

The highlight of Elsbet's and Albert's day is their son's visit. Every day, the old couple serves festive dinner to Lucas in a cozy dining room decorated with lots of flowers. Lucas is content only when the best food and expensive drinks are served. He patronizingly accepts his parents' care and enjoys eating one delicacy after another until he will finally feel sick. The parents have to prove that the food is not poisoned; so they have to taste all the food that they usually won't share with their son.

Director: Tõnu Virve

Keywords: humiliation | feeling of inferiority | egocentrism | reciting | crystal tableware | obeying | revenge | lush houseplants | poisoning | memories of one's youth | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Freyja Film , Friggfilm (Denmark)
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 84:00


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Producer Opstrup Poul | Raimund Felt
Director Tõnu Virve
Screenwriter Gudmundur Steinsson | Tõnu Virve
Cinematographer Mait Mäekivi
Production Desinger Toomas Hõrak
Composer Lepo Sumera
Sound Designer Mati Schönberg
Editor Marju Juhkum
Writer of Adapted Work Gudmundur Steinsson


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 16.10.1992, Reykjavik, Iceland
  • in cinema: 12.10.1992 Ajakirjanikele Kinomajas, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 14.04.1994, ETV, Estonia

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  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
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  • BFM
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  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm