(Estonia, 2007, 123 minutes)
The misadventures in life and love of a group of people who don't know each other but live in the same housing estate outside Tallinn. Quite well done but relentlessly bleak mosaic melodrama whose cold, distant view of society is leavened by the occasional burst of dark humour.
An Estonian Film Foundation/Tugev Tuul Film/Homeless Bob Production/Kuukulgar Film presentation/production. Starring Rain Tolk, Taavi Eelmaa, Tiina Tauraite, Juhan Ulfsak, Mirtel Pohla, Sulevi Peltola, Maarja Jakobson, Iris Persson. Directed and edited by Veiko Õunpuu; produced by Katrin Kissa; screenplay by Veiko Õunpuu, inspired by the novel by Mati Unt, Sügisball; music by Ülo Krigul; director of photography (colour), Mart Taniel; production designer, Ain Nurmela; costume designer, Helen Ehandi.