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Departure (1991)

Original title: Ärasõit

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Animation Duration 09:53

An intellectual ride into a grotesque train-society witch depicts a train that passes through different landscapes. But it is not the usual scenery one would expect to see out of the moving train, but rather scenes that reflect the different societies represented on the train. In different compartments we meet representatives of different social groups; groups that also reflect current society and the turning points of the closing century.
Will there be a place for simple human happiness in this world or will it be possible only at the end of the film when a charming young lady is seen on ...

Director: Heiki Ernits

Keywords: absurd situation | historical character | interpretation of historical events | historical events | submissiveness | injustice | recent history of Estonia | selfishness | being mislead | analyzing life | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Tallinnfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Animation, Cartoon
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 09:53


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Director Heiki Ernits
Screenwriter Toomas Kall
Cinematographer Roman Hein
Art Director Heiki Ernits | Ene Mänd
Animator Riina Kütt | Ülle Metsur | Piia Maiste | Tarmo Vaarmets | Raul Lunia | Mailis Kuusik
Composer Olav Ehala
Editor Irja Müür
Content Editor Riina Ruus
Managing Director Hille Kuusk

First releases

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  • on television: 25.01.1992, ETV, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 04.-08.03.1992, Tampere Film Festival, Finland

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Tampere Film Festival (Finland), 1992, Diploma of Merit; Prize of the Youth Jury

Partners and Sponsors

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