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The Art of Selling (2006)

Original title: Müümise kunst

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Documentary Duration 87:38

The young democracy explores the practices of the market economy. Eager for change, Raigo, a young student of theology and Mare, rather passive middle aged widow, together with several others try their luck in the selling business. All you need to do is follow the path of Peep, Estonian star in motivation training, or Evelin, who in just a few years turned from a dull mother of twins into a happy, emancipated and successful business woman. But is everything in life a matter of how you sell yourself? Can Evelin’s motto „manipulate and be manipulated” lead everyone to happiness? And ...

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik

Keywords: brainwash | award ceremony | Baptism | ambitiousness | cult of success | being successful | commitment to a purpose | analyzing life | coming to terms with oneself | briskness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kuukulgur Film
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian, English, Russian
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 87:38


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Producer Jaak Kilmi | Kaarle Aho
Co-producer Juta Ristsoo
Director Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik
Screenwriter Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik
Cinematographer Jaak Kilmi | Andres Maimik | Mart Taniel
Animator Mikk Rand
Sound Designer Andres Maimik
Editor Andres Maimik | Jaak Kilmi | Jan-Erik Nõgisto

First releases

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  • in cinema: 26.10.2006, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • at other places: 11.02.2007, European Film Market, Germany
  • released on DVD: 12.2006, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival (Estonia), 2007, Best Estonian Documentary
  • Participation, Estonian Film Week (Hungary), 2007
  • Participation, EstDocs - Estonian Documentary Film Festival (Toronto, Canada), 2007

Partners and Sponsors

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