THE LAST ONES CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED BY THE LOCAL PRESS:
“The Last Ones is a working mix of soviet realism, Aki Kaurismäki’s hard take on Finland, Mad Max and Sergio Leone’s westerns.”
DIRECTED BY VEIKO ÕUNPUU
THE LAST ONES
DRAMA | 2020 | 120' | ESTONIA
Estonian submission for
the Academy Awards 2021
The tundra. Lapland. A mining village made of piled up, dilapidated construction trailers and mobile homes becomes the meeting point for the hatred between reindeer herders and miners.
Rupi, a tough young miner, estranged from his family of reindeer herders, is quietly in love with his friend’s wife Riita, who has also caught the eye of the owner of the mine. The two men are set on a collusion course, but can Rupi be a match to someone so powerful ?
SCRIPT: Veiko Õunpuu, Heikki Huttu-Hiltunen, Eero Tammi
MAIN CAST: Pääru Oja, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Elmer Bäck
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Homeless Bob Production (EST)
CO-PRODUCTION COMPANY: Bufo (FI), PRPL (NL)
Producer: Katrin Kissa
Co-producers: Mark Lwoff, Misha Jaari, Ellen Havenith
TALLINN BLACK NIGHTS 2020 - BEST BALTIC FEATURE FILM
"Veiko Ounpuu’s ‘Nordic Western’ vividly conveys
a sense of place and of a faltering way of life."
“The Last Ones shows without ceremony, how it I to live with a taste of blood in your mouth.”
Matti Rämö, Anna