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Mat the Cat (2005)

Original title: Röövlirahnu Martin

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Feature film | Family Duration 75:00

10-year-old Martin moves into a new home with his mother. But he has no friends here so he spends time mostly alone. At the last day of school, Martin's mother Maris asks the boy behave well since he is always a troublemaker. However, things will go wrong as usual. Marta, the daughter of the school principal Roland, has won both the hearts of Martin and Kevin - the latter has a fancy scooter and expensive footfear. Because of their troublesome rivarly, Martin's mother has to come to the principal's office again. Unexpectedly, Martin will be saved by a shrewd magician ...

Director: René Vilbre

Keywords: love at first sight | self-pity | riding a bicycle | drawing | brutality | cat | troublesome brat | classmates | home | headmaster | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Parunid ja Vonid, Amrion, Taska Film
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Family
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 75:00


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Producer Manfred Vainokivi | Kristian Taska | Riina Sildos
Director René Vilbre
Screenwriter Mihkel Ulman | Kristian Taska
Cinematographer Manfred Vainokivi
Art Director Manfred Vainokivi
Costume Designer Anu Lensment
Composer Kaspar Jancis
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Maarek Toompere


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • in cinema: 23.02.2005, Cinema Kosmos, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 01.09.2006, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Nordic Film Days Lübeck (Germany), 2005, Children's Film Prize of the Nordic Film Institutes
  • Participation, LUCAS - International Children’s Film Festival (Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden; Germany), 2005, Competition programme
  • Participation, Zlin Film Festival – International Film Festival for Children and Youth in Zlín (Czechia), 2005, Competition programme

Partners and Sponsors

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