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The Second Coming (2008)

Original title of the film: Teine tulemine

Feature film | War Duration 27:29

Soldiers are waiting for the enemy's attach in the trench, among them being twin brothers Thomas and Marcus. The foray will end as unexpectedly as it started. An unknown enemy disappears and the whole squad will get killed. Thomas is the only one who survives. Unable to put up with his brother's death, Thomas will start a journey leading out of the war together with his lifeless brother. The journey will become an escape in a dream-like world where the unknown enemy is constantly keeping up with Thomas.

Director: Tanel Toom

Keywords: shotgun fire | life and death | wounded soldier | crossing the river | trench | twin brothers | pain of loss | chaplain | uncanny situations | sadness | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Allfilm
Color color
Sound sound
Film Category Short, Feature film
Genre War
Text / Dialogue Estonian
Subtitles English
Duration 27:29


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Producer Piret Tibbo-Hudgins
Director Tanel Toom
Screenwriter Tanel Toom
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Jaagup Roomet
Costume Designer Jaagup Roomet
Composer Arian Levin
Sound Designer Horret Kuus
Editor Lauri Laasik | Tanel Toom | Margo Siimon
Managing Director Aet Laigu


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

No suppoting roles

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 2008, Venice International Film Festival, Italy
  • in cinema: 28.03.2008, Cinema Sõprus, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Avanca Film Festival (Portugal), 2009, Cinematography Prize
  • Award, ARCIPELAGO International Festival of Short Films and New Images (Rome, Italy), 2009, Best European Short Film
  • Participation, Venice International Film Festival (Italy), 2008, Programme: Corto Cortissimo

Partners and Sponsors

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