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The Giraffe (1986)

Original title: Kaelkirjak

Animation Duration 09:08

There lives only one animal in the zoo – a giraffe. No one except a little girl comes to visit it. To attract visitors the director of the zoo orders an advertising giraffe. But then it turns out that people are enraptured by the artificial giraffe not the living one. There begins a public “giraffe boom”.
The film ridicules the enthusiasm for artificial and counterfeit common to mass culture.

Director: Rao Heidmets

Keywords: manager | caretaking | delusion | giraffe | being in a hurry | sticking together | leaving | city | opposing rural and urban life | artificial environment of a city | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Puppet
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing Russian
Duration 09:08


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Director Rao Heidmets
Screenwriter Priit Pärn
Cinematographer Tõnu Talivee
Art Director Priit Pärn
Animator Tõnis Sahkai | Margus Bamberg | Andres Mänd
Composer Olav Ehala
Content Editor Silvia Kiik
Managing Director Gunnar Vilms

First releases

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  • in cinema: 06.10.1986, Tallinn, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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