The Temptation of St. Tony
|The Temptation of St. Tony|
|Directed by||Veiko Õunpuu|
|Produced by||Katrin Kissa|
|Written by||Veiko Õunpuu|
|Music by||Ülo Krigul|
|Editing by||Thomas Lagerman
|Running time||110 minutes|
The Temptation of St. Tony (Estonian: Püha Tõnu kiusamine) is a 2009 Estonian film written and directed by Veiko Õunpuu, starring Taavi Eelmaa. The plot has been described as a black comedy and centers around a successful, middle aged man who becomes interested in questions about morality. The film was a co-production between companies from Estonia, Sweden and Finland.
- Taavi Eelmaa as Tõnu
- Ravshana Kurkova as Nadezhda
- Tiina Tauraite as Tõnu's wife
- Sten Ljunggren as Herr Meister
- Denis Lavant as Count Dionysos Korzybski
- Hendrik Toompere Jr. as Toivo
- Katariina Lauk as Toivo's wife
- Harri Kõrvits as Director
- Taavi Teplenkov as Urbo
- Marika Barabanstsikova as Urbo's wife
- Rain Tolk as Kleine Willy
- Liis Lepik as Tõnu's child
- Valeri Fjodorov as Nadezhda's father
- Evald Aavik as Priest
Awards and nominations
Markku Pätilä and Jaagup Roomet were nominated for Best Production Designers at the European Film Awards 2010 for their work on the film. The Temptation of St. Tony was selected as Estonia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 83rd Academy Awards, but it didn't make the final shortlist.
- List of Estonian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of submissions to the 83rd Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- The Temptation of St. Anthony
- The temptation of St. Anthony in visual arts
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- Official website
- The Temptation of St. Tony at the Internet Movie Database
- The Temptation of St. Tony at Rotten Tomatoes
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