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30 Minutes of Silence (2004)

Original title: 30 minutit vaikust

Feature film | Drama Duration 15:00

After having been away from his homeland for 30 years, a famous conductor returns in order to celebrate his 50th with a magnificent concert. However, the new sponsor of the orchestra has a different vision about the concert. The conductor wants to do his job well, but he is stressed and exhausted. Everything that he needs for concentrating is 30 seconds of silence in the middle of the chaos of sounds becoming louder and louder.

Director: Ove Musting

Keywords: dilemma | conductor | sounds | musical work | making a phone call | hotel | concert audience | choral singers | images of nature | creative abuse | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Downtown Pictures
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 15:00


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Producer Ove Musting
Co-producer Albert Vlk
Director Ove Musting
Screenwriter Timo Lehti | Ove Musting
Cinematographer Pelle Vellevoog
Art Director Ain Nurmela
Composer Arian Levin
Sound Designer Arian Levin | Johannes Lõhmus
Editor Mikk Tammepõld | Jaan Laugamõts


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Robert Kõrvits - Töömees | Sten Padar - Portjee | Doris Vija - Koristaja | Kaire Vilgats - Dirigendi abikaasa | Maarja-Liis Ilus - Teadustaja

First releases

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  • in cinema: 24.03.2005, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 02.05.2006, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and Market (France), 2005
  • Participation, Göteborg Film Festival (Sweden), 2005

Partners and Sponsors

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