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The Visit of an Old Lady (2006)

Original title: Vana daami visiit

Based on the play "The Visit" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt

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Feature film | Comedy Duration 99:12

An impoverished small town welcomes Claire Zachanassian who has left the place decades ago. Back then her name was Klaara, she was seventeen, destitute, and pregnant. Now as an old lady she has become a billionaire and everyone is hoping for her generosity. Claire offers the town a billion on condition that Alfred III, a respected citizen of the town, will be executed. Alfred is the father of their child and years ago he evaded responsibility with the help of false witnesses. The inhuman proposal of the old lady is disapproved by the town. Soon, however, economic prosperity will burst ...

Director: Roman Baskin

Keywords: brainwash | eccentric female artist | former lover | welfare | hotel | condemnation | farewell | forsaking humanity | dignity | contemporary | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm, Eesti Televisioon , Kell Kümme
Film Category Feature film, Full length feature
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 99:12


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Producer Andres Arro | Roman Baskin | Peeter Urbla
Director Roman Baskin
Screenwriter Roman Baskin | Ilmar Raag
Cinematographer Janno-Hans Arro
Art Director Ain Nurmela
Costume Designer Inga Vares
Composer Olav Ehala
Sound Designer Toomas Vimb
Editor Tambet Tasuja | Maarek Toompere
Writer of Adapted Work Friedrich Dürrenmatt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Kaljo Kiisk - Doctor | Ester Pajusoo - Mayor's wife | Maria Klenskaja - WIfe of police chief | Ülle Kaljuste - Wife of the head of grammar school | Lembit Eelmäe - Butler Boby | Elisabet Tamm - Ottilie, Alfred's daughter | Gert Raudsep - Karl, Alfred's son | Eino Baskin - Claire’s husband Moby | Arvo Kruusement - Claire’s husband

First releases

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  • in cinema: 06.04.2006, Tallinn, Coca-Cola Plaza, Estonia

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  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
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  • BFM
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  • Tallinnfilm