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A Living Force (2003)

Original title: Elav jõud

Documentary Duration 57:55

A Living Force

The humoristic documentary follows the struggle of three men, very different in their outlook on life: Georg – a loser, Peeter – an intellectual and Arto – a yuppie, all of them living in a society built on success and power. This is a film about work, indolence, dignity and despair.

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik

Keywords: slum house | bohemian lifestyle | compiling a Curriculum Vitae | cult of success | being bored with life | mother-son relationship | self-esteem | self-destruction | selling oneself | self-accomplishment | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 57:55


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Producer Peeter Urbla
Director Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik
Screenwriter Andres Maimik | Jaak Kilmi
Cinematographer Andres Maimik | Jaak Kilmi
Sound Designer Ants Andreas
Editor Andres Maimik

First releases

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  • in cinema: 25.09.2003, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 24.04.2004, goEast Festival, Wiesbaden, Germany

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2003, Documentary Award - to Andres Maimik, Jaak Kilmi
  • Prize, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2003, Film of the Year 2002 (together with "Somnambulance")
  • Participation, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2004, Baltic Film Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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