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Mont Blanc (2001)

Original title: Mont Blanc

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Animation Duration 11:08

Fujiyama is not his destination alone, though – thousands of people striving to make it to the mountaintop bustle about, each carrying his suitcase. The mountain itself consists of hundreds of thousands of suitcases. The inexorable climb to the top reveals the background of the entire exercise to the main character: the suitcase of everyone that reaches the top bites their head off, and the lifeless corpses fall into a crater. Prior to that, though, the suitcase sings an incredibly beautiful tune with a woman’s voice, from which those striving for the top gain ever more inspiration. Our hero, ...

Director: Priit Tender

Keywords: eneseleidmine | suicide | haikud | ruthlessness | yearning | K-Commando | kaardimaja | kafkalik ametnik | maavärin | mittenormatiivne käitumine | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Eesti Joonisfilm
Color color
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Dubbing English
Duration 11:08


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Producer Kalev Tamm
Director Priit Tender
Screenwriter Priit Tender
Art Director Priit Tender
Animator Marje Ale | Kirsti Kurg | Ülle Metsur | Ruslan Piterja | Tarmo Vaarmets
Composer Märt-Matis Lill
Editor Priit Tender

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.04.2001, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 02.05.2001, ETV, Estonia
  • released on DVD: 2010, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2002, Best Film of the Year 2001
  • Award, Holland Animation Film Festival (Utrecht, Netherlands), 2002, AnyZone Award
  • Prize, Filmfest Dresden International Short Film Festival (Germany), 2002, International Competition: Animated Film - 2nd Prize

Partners and Sponsors

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