DRAMA |  2020 | 120' | ESTONIA 

THE LAST ONES                                 

BY VEIKO ÕUNPUU

SYNOPSIS

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. Their only common sources of solace are alcohol and the rare prostitute that drops by the village.

 

One of the miners, Rupi, is the son of  a local reindeer herder chief. In his free time, Rupi traffics in illegal prescription pills for the owner of the mine. The owner forces him to swindle his only friend who then gets murdered. Rupi falls in love with his friend’s widow. The boy finds comfort in love but comfort is as brief as a star shooting through the sky in this old-testament mining story where a happy ending would truly be a miracle.

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LANGUAGE: Estonian

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

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