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Truth and Justice (2019)

Tõde ja õigus (original title)
TRUTH AND JUSTICE is the story of an uncompromising man whose soul is corrupted by the relentless pursuit of his dream.

Director:

Tanel Toom

Writers:

Anton Hansen Tammsaare (novel), Tanel Toom (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Priit Loog Priit Loog ... Andres
Ester Kuntu Ester Kuntu ... Mari
Priit Võigemast Priit Võigemast ... Pearu
Maiken Schmidt Maiken Schmidt ... Krõõt
Simeoni Sundja ... Juss
Indrek Sammul Indrek Sammul ... Sauna-Madis
Marika Vaarik Marika Vaarik ... Madis' wife
Maria Koff Maria Koff ... Liisi
Ott Raidmets Ott Raidmets ... Oru Joosep
Loora-Eliise Kaarelson Loora-Eliise Kaarelson ... Maret
Risto Vaidla Risto Vaidla ... Andres Jr.
Ott Aardam Ott Aardam ... Hundipalu Tiit
Laura Kukk Laura Kukk ... Hundipalu Tiit's wife
Mikk Kaasik Mikk Kaasik ... Matu the herdsman
Liisa Aibel Liisa Aibel ... Lambasihver
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Storyline

Estonia, 1870. Young and staunch Andres along with his wife Krõõt arrive at a farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Desolate and neglected between the marshes, Robber's Rise must be transformed into a place that will take care of the family. All they have to do is to break the resistance of the barren land, make his neighbour cooperate, and raise an heir - a son to inherit his father's life's work. But when nature refuses to bend, the neighbour turns out to be a roughneck rival, and Krõõt keeps giving birth to daughters, Andres struggles to find the right way. In his desperate search for truth and justice - from the court, the tavern and the Bible, he sacrifices his family, his friends and eventually himself. The beautiful dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber's Rise gives way to an obsession, resulting in none of the things Andres wanted and everything he was afraid of. Written by Tanel Toom

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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

22 February 2019 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Truth and Justice See more »

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EUR2,514,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The real Vargamäe is located in Vetepere, in the center of Estonia. The Vargamäe in the movie was filmed in Vastse-Roosa, near Estonian-Latvian border. This was done, because the real Vargamäe has too many modern infrastructure and new houses and the landscape has changed considerably since the 19th century. See more »

Goofs

When Andres finds out his daughter has been dating with the son of his neighbor Pearu, he rushes home by making the horse run as fast as possible. When he arrives home, one can observe that the horse is sweaty all since there is no steam coming off the horse. At the same time, you can see the breath of both Andres and the horse. See more »

Quotes

Pearu: [to the court] My horse is smarter than you!
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Our truth and justice
27 February 2019 | by ray115See all my reviews

Epic movie of A. H. Tammsaare's epic novel published 1926.

Mirror of the Estonian's soul - the history, lifestyle and point of view to everything we all Estonians come.

I'm proud we had such a masterpiece in 2019.

"What a man will do when he has lost his way in life?"


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