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Cabbage Head (1993)

Original title: Kapsapea

Based on the screenplays "Cabbagehead" and "Kalev's Comeback" by Oskar Luts

Animation Duration 28:20

It is a parody of a classical action film. The sequense of events is launched by a huge cabbage head growing on a plot land that belongs to a poor peasant estonian woman. This super-cabbage attracts adventures from America, China and Soviet Russia. Against a backround of chasing and hunting two young people find their love.

Director: Riho Unt

Keywords: agents | journalist | love at first sight | bar | Estonian farm family | Estonianhood | erootilised elamused | using power | envy | gardening patch | 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, English, Russian
Dubbing Finnish
Subtitles Estonian, English, Russian, Finnish, French
Duration 28:20


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Producer Arvo Nuut
Director Riho Unt
Screenwriter Riho Unt
Cinematographer Urmas Jõemees
Art Director Riho Unt
Animator Andres Mänd | Triin Sarapik
Composer Olav Ehala
Sound Designer Jaak Elling
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Lauri Kärk
Writer of Adapted Work Oskar Luts


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 28.09.1993, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 1993, Viborg Animations Festival , Denmark
  • on television: 01.10.1993 The first programme to air on the channel, Kanal 2, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Estonian Cultural Foundation's Annual Award (Estonia), 1993
  • Award, Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival (Portugal), 1994, Honorable Mention
  • Prize, Estonian State Cultural Award (Estonia), 1994

Partners and Sponsors

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