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The Undertaker (2005)

Original title: Surnumatja / The Undertaker

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Feature film | Comedy Duration 14:55

Calvin is considering to commit a suicide but at the last moment he will get a better idea - to found a suicide bureau in a snowbound small town somewhere on the outskirts of the world. He hopes to make a fortune with his idea of selling suicides. Naturally, Calvin tries to avoid the suicide plans that are too common. The ideas he offers people for leaving this world are entirely unique and smashing, with the guarantee of making the client famous after death. Such ideas are worth lots of money. Calvin seems to be lucky – all of a ...

Director: Annaleena Piel Linna

Keywords: remaining honest | depression | existential issues | being bored with life | suicide | hypochondriac | envy | typing on a typewriter | office | corpses | View all »

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Videos (1)

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm, LCC London (United Kingdom), Viking Visionary Films (United Kingdom)
Color color
Film Category Feature film, Short
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue English
Subtitles Estonian
Duration 14:55


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Producer Annaleena Piel Linna
Co-producer Trine Haslund Karlsson
Director Annaleena Piel Linna
Screenwriter Annaleena Piel Linna
Cinematographer Rowena Baweja
Production Desinger Britt Urbla-Keller
Costume Designer Britt Urbla-Keller
Composer Daniel Pemberton
Sound Designer Guy Steer
Editor Ulricke Münch


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Tarmo Männard - Hüpohondrik | Kalju Komissarov - Jaamaülem | Indrek Huul - Gnoom | Anneli Aken - Koduperenaine | Lea Adrikorn - Naine leopardikasukas | Liisi Talvonen - Naine galeriis | Urmas Lüüs - Transtsendentaalne mees | Toomas Adrikorn - Vikatimees | Anti Rannus - Poiss keelerõngaga

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 9.10.2005, Nevada City Film Festival, United States
  • in cinema: 20.12.2005, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on filmfestival: 7.04.2006, Warrington Film Festival, United Kingdom

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Participation, PÖFF - Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia), 2005
  • Participation, Nevada City Film Festival (USA), 2005
  • Participation, Beverly Hills Film Festival (USA), 2006

Partners and Sponsors

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