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"Truth and Justice" Trailer / "Tõde ja õigus" Treiler

TRUTH & JUSTICE (ESTONIA/2019/DRAMA)

TÕDE JA ÕIGUS

語言:愛沙尼亞語

Language: Estonian

劇介

愛沙尼亞,1870年。男子買下偏遠地方的農場,秉持信念辛勤工作,應付惡鄰的同時還要照顧家庭。他努力把貧瘠的土地轉變成夢想中的繁榮農場,將真相與正義帶到這個荒涼的地方。

改編自愛沙尼亞作家AH塔姆薩瑞同名史詩小說五部曲之第一部,描述1926年至1933年的社會變遷。

劇介

《真相與正義》描述一名意志堅定的男人因不懈地追夢而心靈受創。

愛沙尼亞,1870年。年輕而意志堅定的Andres和妻子Krõõt借貸購下一座農場展開新生活。農場位處沼澤之間的荒涼地帶,Andres必須把這裡轉變為一個能夠養家的地方。他們要改善貧瘠的土地,尋求鄰居合作,並生養一個兒子來繼承父親的志業。

然而大自然不肯配合,鄰居是一個難纏的對手,而Krõõt只生得出女兒。Andres努力尋找圓夢的方法。他拼命從法院、酒館和《聖經》中追求真相和正義,但犧牲的卻是家人朋友和自己。建立一個繁榮農場的美夢迷惑了Anders,最後他不僅沒有得到想要的一切,還落入他所懼怕的後果。

本片隸屬紀念愛沙尼亞共和國成立100週年的EV100 Programme。

劇介

一個橫跨數十年的故事,一名懷抱理想的19世紀農民決心將自己的土地變成繁榮家園,卻沒發現執著對自己造成了心靈創傷。

 

導演,編劇:塔內爾托奧姆,改編自AH塔姆薩瑞的小說

監製:伊沃菲爾特

製作公司:Allfilm

演員:普瑞特盧戈,普瑞特沃格瑪斯特,麥肯施密特,艾絲特昆圖,西蒙尼桑加

 

獎項:

  • 2020年北京國際電影節最佳影片入圍,塔內爾托奧姆。
  • 2020年克利夫蘭國際電影節喬治岡德三世紀念中心及東歐電影競賽入圍,塔內爾托奧姆。
  • 2020年棕櫚泉國際電影節最佳外語片入圍,塔內爾托奧姆。
  • 2019年衛星獎國際影片最佳影片。

影展與獎項

  • 2020年奧斯卡最佳國際電影(前身:最佳外語片)最終十強。
  • 代表愛沙尼亞角逐2020年奧斯卡獎。
  • 2019年釜山影展。
  • 2020年棕櫚泉國際電影節正式競賽片。
  • 2019年國際新聞學院衛星獎(最佳國際影片)
  • 2019年愛沙尼亞新聞學院獎(年度最佳電影)

與獎項有關的文章:

  • 根據愛沙尼亞作家AH塔姆薩瑞同名小說改編,《真相與正義》在放映四週之後總共吸引了205,595萬名觀眾進戲院觀影,本片成為愛沙尼亞1991年重新獨立以來最受歡迎的電影。
  • 愛沙尼亞之前的歷史票房冠軍為詹姆斯卡麥隆的《阿凡達》,該片在愛沙尼亞觀影人數為194,327人。
  • 《真相與正義》在國內打破票房紀錄之後,也入圍奧斯卡獎最佳外語片,這是愛沙尼亞史上第二次有電影入圍奧斯卡。
  • 史詩電影《真相與正義》是塔內爾托奧姆的處女作,入圍了奧斯卡獎最佳外語片。本片根據當地經典小說改編而成,春季上映之後大獲好評,在一個人口僅有130萬的國家售出26.7萬張票,打敗《阿凡達》成為愛沙尼亞影史票房冠軍。本片入圍奧斯卡外語片時,立刻由Films Boutique買下版權。這不是塔內爾托奧姆第一次入圍奧斯卡。他2010年的作品《Confession》獲得了學生奧斯卡獎,之後入圍最佳實景短片。

影評:

  • 代表愛沙尼亞角逐奧斯卡最佳外語片,一部從歷史宏觀角度來描述家庭史的精彩影片。《真相與正義》以寬闊的筆劃來描繪充滿細節的美麗畫作……
  • 一部精心製作的文學改編作品。(綜藝報)
  • 高度傳統的情節與視覺,與米赫爾齊爾默充滿脈動的現代配樂形成有力的對比。

 

花絮:

  • 本片預算為250萬歐元[4],票房為155萬歐元[5]。愛沙尼亞獲得獨立以來觀影人數最多的電影。[6]愛沙尼亞電影記者將本片選為2019年最佳愛沙尼亞電影。
  • 《真相與正義》的預算約為300萬美元,是該國製作經費最高的電影之一,從出色的美術以及整體呈現可看出來。攝影師雷恩科托夫另一代表作是民族主義史詩巨片《1944》,他在本片採用平行運鏡,利用超寬螢幕呈現不同季節風景的全景畫面。
  • 《真相與正義》獲得了政府約300萬美元補助,以好萊塢標準來看是一筆小錢,但對於愛沙尼亞本土電影來說是巨款。華麗的影像讓本片看起來預算製作比實際上還高。若是在大衛連的年代,這種古典風格肯定能囊括許多獎項,但對於21世紀的影藝學院成員而言顯得過於刻意和狹隘。

花絮(IMDB):

  • 拍攝黑麥田裡的豬群時,三個裸上半身的臨演扮演成豬。扮演Krõõt的麥肯施密特不知道豬是人扮演的,所以她喊豬而豬真的走過來時,把她嚇了一跳。
  • 本片故事的時間線為24年。
  • 本片在愛沙尼亞的24個地點拍攝。
  • 片中有90個有名字的角色。
  • 真正的維嘉美(Vargamäe)位於愛沙尼亞中心的維特皮爾(Vetepere)。電影中的維嘉美是在愛沙尼亞-拉脫維亞邊界附近的維斯澤魯薩拍攝的。這是因為真正的維嘉美有太多現代基礎建設和新大樓,自19世紀以來景觀已發生了很大變化。
  • 本片搭了七間農舍,所有農舍都代表梅埃家族。
  • Indrek在玩的報紙是《愛沙尼亞郵報》。
  • 本片預算為250萬歐元。
  • 2020年代表愛沙尼亞角逐第92屆奧斯卡最佳外語片。
  • 演員們在愛沙尼亞農業博物館花了一些時間學習舊時的農作方式。
  • 為了使農舍看起來像是19世紀建造的,劇組使用了舊房屋的原木。
  • Oru農舍的外觀是在樂卡艾爾馬勒露天博物館拍攝的。
  • 電影中的鐮刀都是真的而且非常鋒利,導致扮演Juss的西蒙尼桑加在割穀物時不慎受傷。
  • 片中大約出現50種動物。

Synopsis

Estonia, 1870. 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 – to bring truth and justice to a god forsaken place.

The film is an adaptation of the first volume of the 1926–1933 social epic pentalogy of the same name by Estonian author A. H. Tammsaare.

Synopsis

TRUTH AND JUSTICE is the story of an uncompromising man whose soul is corrupted by the relentless pursuit of his dream.

 

Estonia, 1870. Young and staunch Andres along with his wife Krõõt arrive at a farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Desolate and neglected between the marshes, Robber’s Rise must be transformed into a place that will take care of the family. All they have to do is to break the resistance of the barren land, make his neighbour cooperate, and raise an heir – a son to inherit his father’s life’s work.

But when nature refuses to bend, the neighbour turns out to be a roughneck rival, and Krõõt keeps giving birth to daughters, Andres struggles to find the right way. In his desperate search for truth and justice – from the court, the tavern and the Bible, he sacrifices his family, his friends and eventually himself. The beautiful dream of prosperous and nurturing Robber’s Rise gives way to an obsession, resulting in none of the things Andres wanted and everything he was afraid of.

The film is made the frame of EV100 Programme dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Estonia.

 

Synopsis

A multi-decade story of an idealistic 19th-century farmer whose bull-headed determination to turn his land into a fruitful homestead makes him blind to the psychological toll around him.

 

Director, Screenwriter:    Tanel Toom, based on the novel by Anton Hansen Tammsaare

Producer:                 Ivo Felt

Production Co:         Allfilm

Cast:                         Priit Loog, Priit Võigemast, Maiken Schmidt, Ester Kuntu, Simeoni Sundja

 

Awards:

  • Tanel Toom, Best Film Nominee, Beijing IFF, 2020.
  • Tanel Toom, George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition Nominee, Cleveland IFF, 2020.
  • Tanel Toom, Best Foreign Language Film Nominee, Palm Springs IFF, 2020.
  • Best Motion Picture, Intl Film, Satellite Awards, 2019.

 

Festivals and other Awards

  • Oscar Shortlist, 2020.
  • Estonian Oscar Submission, 2020.
  • Busan IFF, 2019.
  • Official Competition, Palm Springs, 2020.:
  • International Press Academy Satellite Award 2019 (Winner of the Best International Motion Picture)
  • Estonian Press Academy Award 2019  (Winner of the Best Movie of the Year)

 

Articles relating to Awards:

  • "Truth and Justice," a new film based on the eponymous series of novels by Estonian author Anton Hansen Tammsaare, racked up a total cinema attendance of 205,595 over four weeks of screening, making it Estonia's most-watched film since Estonia regained its independence in 1991.

The all-time record had previously been held by James Cameron's "Avatar," which saw cinema attendance in Estonia of 194,327.

  • Already a record-breaking box office blockbuster domestically, Estonia's official submission in the best international feature film Oscar race jumped onto the Academy shortlist earlier this week, only the second time in history that a film from this small Baltic nation has made the grade.
  • Estonian epic Truth And Justice is Tanel Toom’s debut feature and was recently shortlisted for the International Feature Oscar. Based on a classic local novel, it’s been a smash hit at home where it was released in the spring, selling 267K tickets in a country of just 1.3M people — and topping Avatar to become Estonia’s most successful film of all time. When the shortlist came out, the surprise inclusion was snapped up by sales outfit Films Boutique. This isn’t Toom’s first brush with Oscar — his 2010 The Confession won a Student Academy Award and was later nominated as Best Live Action Short.

Reviews:

  • Estonia's newly shortlisted contender in the best international feature film Oscar category is a handsome family saga painted on a grand historical canvas...Truth and Justice may be painted with a broad brush, but the canvas is beautifully detailed...“
  • A respectful, well-made literary adaptation. Variety
  • The contrast between a highly traditional plot and visual approach with a more modern, throbbing score from Mihkel Zilmer is notably effective.

 

Trivias:

  • The film had a budget of 2.5 million euros[4] and made a box office of 1.55 million euros[5]. It is the most-watched film in Estonian cinemas since Estonia regained its independence.[6] Estonian film journalists selected it as the best Estonian film in 2019.
  • Budgeted at approximately $3 million, “Truth and Justice” is one of the country’s most expensive productions, reflected in excellent production design as well as an overall handsome package. Cinematographer Rein Kotov also shot the nationalist epic “1944,” going in here for a quieter sense of sweep, using the expansive widescreen canvas for frequent panoramas of the landscape as it changes through the seasons.
  • Truth and Justice was made on a government grant of roughly $3 million, very modest by Hollywood standards but a huge sum for a home-grown Estonian feature. Sumptuously shot, it looks like a much bigger budgeted production. Indeed, it feels like the kind of old-school middlebrow Oscar bait that might have scored multiple awards back in the David Lean era, but will likely prove a little earnest and parochial for 21st century Academy voters.

Trivias (IMDB):

  • In the scene where the pigs are in the rye, three topless men played the pigs. Maiken Schmidt, who played Krõõt, had no idea that pigs were replaced by men so it came a total surprise to her when "pigs" actually started coming when she called them.
  • The time period, when the events are happening, is 24 years.
  • The movie was filmed in 24 locations around Estonia.
  • There are 90 actors in the movie who have a named character.
  • The real Vargamäe is located in Vetepere, in the center of Estonia. The Vargamäe in the movie was filmed in Vastse-Roosa, near Estonian-Latvian border. This was done because the real Vargamäe has too many modern infrastructure and new houses, and the landscape has changed considerably since the 19th century.
  • Seven farmhouses were built for the film, all of them represent the Mäe family.
  • The newspaper that Indrek is playing with, is Eesti Postimees.
  • The budget was 2,5 million Euros.
  • Official submission of Estonia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category of the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020.
  • The actors spent some time in Estonian Agricultural Museum to learn old time farm work.
  • To make the farmhouses look like they were built in the 19th century, logs from old houses were used.
  • The looks of the Oru farmhouses were filmed in Rocca al Mare Open-Air Museum.
  • The sickles in the movie were real and quite sharp, so Simeoni Sundja, who plays Juss, cut himself while grain cutting.
  • There are about 50 animals in the movie.