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Somnambulance (2003)

Original title: Somnambuul

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Feature film | Drama Duration 129:00

The Coastal Swedes have left their village in Estonia to flee from the war. Only Gottfried the lighthouse keeper has stayed there. His young daughter Eetla decides to stay with his father. Here she is now together with his father - facing her own stress and the Soviet soldiers in the village. Fear of unknown makes Eetla escape to her dreams. While standing on the edge of the sky, the earth and the sea, Eetla struggles between reality and dreams, life and death. Kasper, the doctor who hides himself in the lighthouse, tries to support the girl but even he ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: despair | yearning for love | doctor | suicide | suicidal thoughts | taking care of a wounded person | fears | merganser's nest | revenge | freezing people | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Color color
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama
Duration 129:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Co-producer Lasse Saarinen
Director Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter Madis Kõiv | Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Ronald Kolmann
Costume Designer Mare Raidma
Composer Helena Tulve
Sound Designer Mart Otsa | Ivo Felt
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 18.09.2003, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 7.09.2004, ETV, Estonia
  • on television: 28.11. 2006, YLE1, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2003, Best Film of the Year (with The Living Force) - for the portrayal of the female character's existential split in the crossing point of two eras in an artistically demanding form
  • Prize, Annual Award of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2003, Sulev Keedus, Rein Kotov, Katariina Lauk
  • Award, KINOSHOCK - Open Film Festival for states of the CIS and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (Anapa, Russia), 2004, Award for Best Cinematography: Rein Kotov

Partners and Sponsors

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