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The Philosopher (2000)

Original title: Inimeste lemmik

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Documentary Duration 52:00

Meelis Piller follows the daily life of philosopher Arnold von Keyserling and his wife Wilhelmine in Vienna. Their life is full of astrology, magic of numbers and geometry, Eastern philosophy, shamanism and mysticism. Arnold's father Earl Hermann Alexander von Keyserling was born and lived in Estonia. Arnold's life is in a way a symbol of contemporary society - noblemen who used to reside in luxurious castles are now pressed to live into one-bedroom apartments. Despite everything Arnold and Wilhelmine Keyserling have managed to remain the same people as they were born. Even if a bit tired they work in a ...

Director: Meelis Piller

Keywords: astrology | eccentric old person | philosopher | person with great social skills | creating sounds | Eastern philosophy | yoga | cafes | training provider | cult sites | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Rühm Pluss Null
Film Category Documentary, Portrey
Text / Dialogue German, English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 52:00


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Producer Meelis Piller
Director Meelis Piller
Screenwriter Meelis Piller
Cinematographer Erik Norkroos
Composer Ralph Losey
Editor Meelis Piller

Partners and Sponsors

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