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Ferdinand (2002)

Feature film | Drama Duration 28:38

Bus driver Ferdinard is tired of his work and life. The confused man makes one mistake after another at work and finally he stops the bus with passengers on a railway crossing and leaves. While aimlessly wandering around the city, Ferdinand makes up his mind to try out all social models he knows in order to find his balance in life. Policeman Kerstensen, also tired of his job and life, starts to follow Ferdinand. During the existentialist cat-and-mouse game, Ferdinand will finally find the meaning of existence and to his true self.

Director: Andri Luup

Keywords: bus driver | being mislead | being bored with life | self-discoveries | photography exhibition | absentmindedness | peace of mind | pretty woman | impulsiveness | courage | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Drama
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 28:38


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Producer Artur Talvik
Director Andri Luup
Screenwriter Andri Luup
Dialogue Writer Andri Luup
Cinematographer Rein Kotov | Kristjan-Jaak Nuudi
Costume Designer Reet Ulfsak
Sound Designer Ivo Felt
Editor Rein Kotov | Andri Luup | Asko Kase
Managing Director Endel Koplimets


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Julia Jablonskaja - Ilus naine | Erik Ruus - Leinatalitaja | Andres Puustusmaa - Kontroll | Leino Rei - Tumm mees | Herardo Contreras - Loomaaia talitaja | Erkki Vari - Narkar ööklubi ees | Enn Klooren - Nr. 13 bussijuht | Ervin Seppel - 1.jutustav mees | Allan Vainola - 2.jutustav mees

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 5.12.2002 , PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia
  • in cinema: 9.12.2002, Cinema House, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 28.01.2003, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Estonian Film Days (Estonia), 2003, Audience Award
  • Prize, Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran), 2003, Festival Statuette and Honorary Diploma for Best Fictional Film
  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2002

Partners and Sponsors

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