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A Contract Mother (2001)

Original title: Lepinguga emaks

Documentary Duration 43:21

This film is about Tiia - a woman with a sunny disposition who has signed a life-long contract with SOS-Children´s Village to be a professional mother, and to get paid for it. This is the story of the situation in Tiia´s SOS-family where the oldest child leaves for a home for young people to start his independent life and a new child from an asocial environment is taken into the family.

Director: Märt Sildvee

Keywords: alcohol problems | substitute mother | substitute home | asocial families | disco | fathers weary from life | mother's love | motherly care | role of a mother | shame | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 43:21


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Producer Peeter Urbla
Director Märt Sildvee
Screenwriter Peeter Urbla
Cinematographer Arvo Vilu
Composer Meelis Salujärv
Sound Designer Mati Jaska
Editor Britt Urbla-Keller

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