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The Highway Crossing (1999)

Original title: Ristumine peateega

Based on the play "The Highway Crossing aka the Fairytale of the Golden Fish" by Jaan Tätte

Feature film | Drama Duration 64:35

Osvald is a silk painter living in solitude. When Laura and Roland knock at Osvald's door one late night, he realizes that long-awaited happiness has finally reached him. Osvald offers Roland a billion dollars for Laura. The young couple becomes tempted by the money; but this is a temptation that they have never faced before. The practical compromises for fulfilling their wishes will turn out illusory for all the three.

Director: Arko Okk

Keywords: greed | creating a signature | forsaking one's loved one | self-deception | dusk | hitchhikers on the road | pretty woman | river | temptation | buying a woman | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Acuba Film
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 64:35

Crew

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Producer Arko Okk
Director Arko Okk
Screenwriter Jaan Tätte | Arko Okk
Cinematographer Dmitri Jermakov
Art Director Pille Jänes
Composer Jukka Linkola
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Editor Kadri Kanter
Writer of Adapted Work Jaan Tätte
Managing Director Endel Koplimets

Cast

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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Emil Urbel - Little Goldfish | Andres Tarand - Voice of Little Goldfish

First releases

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  • in cinema: 19.03.1999, Cinema Kosmos, Tallinn, Estonia
  • in cinema: 20.03.1999, Pärnu, Estonia
  • in cinema: 23.03.1999, Tartu, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden), 1999, Northern Lights Section - FIPRESCI Prize - for a well-acted unusual black comedy in the tradition of absurdist theatre
  • Award, Uruguay International Film Festival (Montevideo), 2000, Best Opera Prima
  • Participation, Hong Kong International Film Festival (China), 2000

Partners and Sponsors

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