Autumn ball

DVD - 2009 | Estonian
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"The inhabitants of an apartment tower cope with alienation, loneliness and despair in late Soviet-era Estonia. The young writer, Mati, lurks outside the window of his ex-wife and unsuccessfully approaches other women. August Kask is a barber living a drab life who befriends a little girl, but his approaches are misconstrued as pedophilia. The single mom, Laura, watches a sappy soap opera on TV and pushes away men's advances because she cannot trust them. Maurer, the architecht, thinks about the well-being of humanity, but has forgotten his own wife, who, in turn, looks for solace in the coatroom attendant Theo. Womken like Theo, but due to his low social status, they don't take him seriously. Ultimately, the film is a pitch black comedy about people attempting to overcome isolation."--Container.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Strand Releasing Home Video, [2009]
Branch Call Number: DVD (ESTONIAN)
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 123 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Autumn ball


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Sep 24, 2012

This is OK film from Estonia about man-woman relationship in modern-day Estonia. It was meant to be a comedy, I think, but I really don't find much of the film funny. One of the male characters, a young writer, is forever drunk so it is hard to develop a liking for a character of this nature. The other male character become extremely violent for no good reason. The film does serve the purpose of giving one a glimpse of life in contemporary Estonia, though.


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