The Temptation of St. Tony
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    The Temptation of St. Tony

    Püha Tõnu Kiusamine

    Directed by

    Estonia, Finland, Sweden, France

    2008

    114 min

    • Estonian
    • Russian
    • English
    • French
    • German

    Drama

    A mid-level manager who develops an aversion to being "good" finds himself confronting the mysteries of middle-age and morality as he loses grasp of what was once his quiet life.

    Awards

    • ESTONIA'S SUBMISSION FOR THE 83RD ACADEMY AWARDS

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Veiko Õunpuu
    Cinematography
    Mart Taniel
    Editing
    Thomas Lagerman
    Veiko Õunpuu
    Music
    Ülo Krigul
    Production
    HOMELESS BOB PRODUCTION
    Production
    BRONSON CLUB
    Production
    ATMO MEDIA NETWORK
    Sales
    LEVELK
    Veiko Õunpuu

    Veiko Õunpuu

    Estonia

    To me, a good film is essentially something “Wagnerian”: both wurst and schnitzel on the same plate. There must be excesses, reconciled extremes, naiveté and disillusionment combined, and executed almost in bad taste.

    Veiko’s debut AUTUMN BALL (2007) was awarded in Venice Orizzonti in 2007. For his second film THE TEMPTATION OF ST. TONY (2008) he received the European Talent Award in 2008. The film premiered at Sundance and Rotterdam. In 2008, he was chosen as one of the 100 most intriguing contemporary film directors in the book 10-10 in Film by Phaidon Publishing. Veiko’s feature FREE RANGE - BALLAD ON APPROVING OF THE WORLD (2014) premiered in Berlinale in 2014. His latest film, THE LAST ONES (2020), was selected at Les Arcs’ Works in Progress, then awarded at Tallinn Black Nights FF as the Best Baltic Feature, and is Estonia’s official submission to the 93rd Academy Awards.

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