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The Trivia of Life (2003)

Original title: Elu pisiasjad

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Documentary Duration 55:00

The Trivia of Life

Life in Paunküla nursing home follows its daily pattern. Yet, every routine activity is a special event for the elderly residents: waking up in the morning, having meals, taking medicines. Daily routine is brightened up by social gatherings, birthdays, and, of course, by Christmas. The elderly women, each of them being a personality, are living now in a forgotten world and their close ones are replaced by caretakers, nurses and doctors. Those who still remember tell about their childhood; those who don't are slipping away to the world unattainable for others. The happiness of the end of one's days lies ...

Director: Dorian Supin

Keywords: helplessness | love | communion | elderly people | caretakers | caretaking | nursing home | haircut | Christmas | Santa Claus | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) F-Seitse
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 55:00


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Producer Reet Sokmann
Director Dorian Supin
Screenwriter Dorian Supin
Cinematographer Dorian Supin | Jan Hendriksson
Sound Designer Mart Otsa
Editor Kadri Kanter

First releases

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  • at other places: 16.12.2003, Pirita klooster (Tallinn), Estonia
  • on television: 01.2004, ETV, Estonia

Partners and Sponsors

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