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Three Potatoes (2010)

Original title in Estonian: Kolm Kartulit

Students film | Drama Duration 09:35

An old man remembers with pain when he was a small Estonian boy and had been left alone by his family in the empty cold Siberian house in which they had been deported a few months before. His task was to protect the last sack of potatoes that the family had left but his fear took over.

Director: Giampietro Balia

Keywords: fear | recollections about deportation | hunger | old man | little boy | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Balti Filmi- ja Meediakooli rahvusvaheline MA
Film Category Students film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English
Duration 09:35


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Producer Peteris Rozitis
Director Giampietro Balia
Screenwriter Giampietro Balia | Grigori Utgof
Cinematographer Joosep Matjus
Art Director Ketlin Kasar
Costume Designer Eva-Liisa Hanson | Heleliis Hõim
Composer Bela Bartok
Sound Designer Giampietro Balia
Editor Giampietro Balia
Writer of Adapted Work Rein Saluri


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Raivo Trass - Voice Over | Jelena Jakovleva - Voice of the Widow

Partners and Sponsors

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