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Empty (2006)

Original title: Tühirand

Feature film | Drama Duration 43:00

A young intellectual man Mati manages to get into a situation where he has to spend a weekend together with her wife and her lover. They all drive to the lover's summer cottage. Mati has made up his mind to win back his wife, no matter the reason – jealousy or pride. What is love? Who is able to have faith in it? What can be believed in after all? A young man is searching for answers, with the help of gallons of vodka, hysteria, Eastern martial arts and an incredibly pretty art student Marina.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu

Keywords: marriage in crisis | absurd situation | love as a game | intrigue in love | jealousy | lovers | assertiveness | intellectuals | shallow feelings | rivalry between men | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Kuukulgur Film
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Duration 43:00


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Producer Katrin Kissa
Co-producer Rain Tolk
Director Veiko Õunpuu
Screenwriter Veiko Õunpuu | Rain Tolk
Cinematographer Mart Taniel
Costume Designer Helen Ehandi
Composer Ülo Krigul
Sound Designer Ants Andreas | Tiina Andreas
Editor Mart Taniel | Jan-Erik Nõgisto
Writer of Adapted Work Mati Unt


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Mirtel Pohla - Marina | Juhan Ulfsak - Naaber

First releases

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  • in cinema: 19.01.2006, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Virgin Maali - Estonian Association of Film Journalists' Annual Award (Estonia), 2006
  • Award, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2006, Estonian Feature Film Competition: Scottish Leader Estonian Film Award
  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2006, Best Feature Film

Partners and Sponsors

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