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Jonathan from Australia (2007)

Original title: Jonathan Austraaliast

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Documentary Duration 89:00

Residents of a bright green house in Mustjala, a small place in Saaremaa, tell about their hard life - most of them are constantly drunk. A few kilometres away, a great deep port is being constructed where a huge German cruise ship Lili Marleen lands, accompanied by fireworks and salute. German tourists can watch the performances of wedding games in Mustjala. However, construction of the port and the arrival of the white cruise ship won't change anything in the lives of local people. The residents of the green house will stay friends with beer and vodka. The documentary reveals a ...

Director: Sulev Keedus

Keywords: despair | alcoholism | apathy | waifs and strays | mother | performance | father-daughter relationship | bonfire on Midsummer's Eve | Midsummer Night | drunkards | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary, Problem oriented
Text / Dialogue Estonian, German, English
Subtitles Estonian, English
Duration 89:00


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Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk
Director Sulev Keedus
Screenwriter Sulev Keedus
Cinematographer Sulev Keedus
Composer Akosh Szelevenyi
Sound Designer Mart Kessel-Otsa
Editor Kaie-Ene Rääk

First releases

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  • at other places: 04.05.2007, Mustjala Folk House, Saaremaa, Estonia
  • at other places: 14.05.2007, Kumu, Tallinn, Estonia
  • on television: 16.05.2007, ETV, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Prize, Annual Award of AV Division of Estonian Cultural Endowment (Estonia), 2007, Best Documentary
  • Participation, Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), 2008, Baltic Film Competition

Partners and Sponsors

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