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Truth and Justice (2019)Truth and Justice (2019)

Truth and Justice (2019)

A beautifully crafted epic drama based on Estonia's landmark 20th-century novel

Drama, History

7.4

movie

Estonia

Estonian

2019

Tanel Toom

Aksel Ojari, Ester Kuntu, Indrek Sammul

165 min

Synopsis

Estonia, 1872. The uncompromising new owner of Robber's Rise must battle with hard work, his spiteful neighbor and with his own family and beliefs to transform the poor land into a flourishing farm of his dreams.

Our Take

7.4
Sonia Botsarova

This adaptation of a foundational work in Estonian literature is about an idealistic 19th-century farmer who is determined to turn his piece of land into a fruitful homestead. Things don’t go as expected because once confronted with his neighbor’s antagonistic nature he transforms from a loving family man to a bullying patriarch. 

Directed by the talented Tanel Toom and shot by Rein Kotov (the cinematographer behind the war drama 1944), Truth and Justice is a beautifully made adaptation Combining elements like a classic plot, radiant images, with a modern score from Mihkel Zilmer, this film-mirror of the Estonian’s soul is not to be missed.

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