The new feature film of Academy Award nominated director Tanel Toom "Truth and Justice" has performed strongly in local theatres setting a new record for the opening week of any film shown in Estonia.
The feature film, based on the book by distinguished Estonian author Anton Hansen Tammsaare, was attended by 90 550 cinema goers during the opening week. In a country of 1.3 million that is roughly 7% of the overall population, which has never happened before. The fact is even more remarkable since the running time is 165 minutes, making it a demanding film for cinema programmers. The total Box Office for the first week is slightly more than EURO 500 000.
Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber’s Rise must battle with hard work, a spiteful neighbour and his own family and beliefs to transform the barren land into the flourishing farm of his dreams – bringing truth and justice to a god forsaken place.
Cast: Priit Loog, Priit Võigemast, Maiken Schmidt, Simeoni Sundja, Ester KuntuDirected by: Tanel ToomDoP: Rein KotovProduction Design by: Jaagup RoometProducer: Ivo FeltRunning time: 165 min
This film is dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.
Additional materials:Stills from the film: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1v0AfCP7SpxCzqC3PZ3DuSlf0_jXCMYJOTrailer of the film:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDyVmq6ako&t=4s Additional information about the film:http://allfilm.ee/work/truth-and-justice/