The End of the Chain

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    The End of the Chain

    Directed by

    Estonia

    2017

    81 min

    • Estonian

    Drama

    A dreary morning at a fast-food restaurant with not a soul in sight – it bodes nothing good. An idea for a cultural interlude that would liven up the place turns tragic, foreshadowing the atmosphere of the entire day. The fact is, everyone who arrives, instead of ordering a burger, tries to involve the nice waitress in the kind of trouble it’s best not even to know about. On top of that, a visit from her parents, who are disappointed by their daughter’s dead-end life, only brings on greater bitterness, while an obliging philosopher sums up her job concisely: a pointless activity that obviates the need for a brain. Can such a day ever turn out well?

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    Credits

    Cast
    Maiken Schmidt
    Hendrik Toompere Jr.
    Screenplay
    Paavo Piik
    Cinematography
    Meelis Veeremets
    Editing
    Valter Nõmm
    Priit Pääsuke
    Music
    Rainer Jancis
    Ann Reimann
    Production
    ALEXANDRA FILM
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    ESTONIAN FILM INSTITUTE

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    This Estonian debut feature by Priit Pääsuke echoes the likes of Kaurismäki and Andersson.

    Cineuropa

    Priit Pääsuke

    Priit Pääsuke

    Estonia

    Priit Pääsuke (b. 1975) graduated from the Tallinn University with a BA in film directing in 2005 and in 2017 with a MA in theatre and film directing from a collaborative program between Drama School of Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and Baltic Film and Media Co-Production Market 2018 Estonia School. Priit’s short fiction Black Peter (2008) premiered at the 38th Tampere Film Festival and won 11 prizes from 22 festivals across the world; in 2015 he premiered his feature-length documentary debut Impromptu and in 2016 produced the feature film THE POLAR BOY. Priit’s fiction feature debut THE END OF THE CHAIN premiered at the prominent Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - East of The West Competition Program in July 2017.

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