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Having Soul (2002)

Original title: Hing sees

Based on a story "Live Dolls" by Anton Hansen Tammsaare

Animation Duration 13:40

Based on the short story “Living Dolls” by estonian writer Anton Hansen Tammsaare.
“Having Soul” is the story of a little boy and his big dream – toy soldiers with souls, who would close their eyes, when dying.

Director: Riho Unt

Keywords: asjade elustumine | existential issues | reanimate | self-sacrifice | soul | father-son relationship | stubbornness | Santa Claus | home | childhood | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Nukufilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 13:40


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Riho Unt
Screenwriter Riho Unt
Cinematographer Indrek Volens | Peeter Ülevain
Art Director Riho Unt
Animator Märt Kivi | Andres Tenusaar | Kertu Peet
Composer Tiit Kikas
Editor Urmas Jõemees | Kersti Miilen | Riho Unt
Writer of Adapted Work Anton Hansen Tammsaare

First releases

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  • in cinema: 28.02.2002, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 24.07.2002, Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival , Brazil
  • on television: 04.2002, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2002, Best Animation film
  • Award, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 2003, Jury's Prize
  • Participation, Anima Mundi - International Animation Festival of Brazil (Brazil), 2002

Partners and Sponsors

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