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Brother (2009)

Original title: Vasha

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Feature film | Thriller | Drama Duration 96:20

Toomas is a 16-year-old boy full of energy from Tallinn. He has left school and wants to become an agent; he is already known as a snatcher by police officers. As a result of a car explosion, Tom gets hospitalized and meets a Chechen guy Artur who has lost his family during the war. Artur is an uncommunicative and austere man. As the police firmly believes that Artur is in touch with Estonian mafia, Tom helps him to escape, even if Artur doesn't want to get the boy involved. Despite the fact Tom follows Artur everywhere. Gradually, the dark shades ...

Director: Hannu Salonen

Keywords: stealing of a car | car accident | explosion of a car bomb | brothel | risking one's life | mother | hospital | hospital nurses | frightening | hyperactive young man | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Thriller, Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian, English, German, Chechen
Subtitles English, Estonian
Duration 96:20


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Producer Piret Tibbo-Hudgins | Philipp Homberg
Co-producer Jarkko Hentula | Nathalie Lichtenthaeler
Director Hannu Salonen
Screenwriter Mart Kivastik | Katrin Laur | Hannu Salonen
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Production Desinger Jaagup Roomet
Costume Designer Eva-Maria Gramakovski
Composer Ray Harman
Sound Designer Peter Nordström
Editor Julia Oehring


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Merle Talvik-Kappel - Official | Evelin Pang - Liisa | Franziska Maral - Anna | Margus Prangel - Investigator | Oleg Rogatshov - Taxi driver | Kaupo Käsik - Truck driver | Ada Lundver - Shop woman | Osman Satici - Omar | Romet Nurming - Little Ismael

First releases

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  • in cinema: 22.01.2009, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza,Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 24.02.2010, TV3, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Eurocine 27 - European film preview, 2010
  • Participation, goEast - Festival of Central and Eastern European Film (Wiesbaden, Germany), 2010, Competition
  • Participation, Eszt het - Estonian Film Days in Budapest (Hungary), 2010

Partners and Sponsors

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