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Truth & Justice

Young Andres settles in a new farm. With rose-tinted lenses, he sets out to transform the farm into a prosperous paradise. But life isn't always fair.

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Truth & Justice

Tõde Ja Õigus Drama

Young Andres settles in a new farm. With rose-tinted lenses, he sets out to transform the farm into a prosperous paradise – all he needs is a healthy harvest, cooperative neighbours and a male heir. But, life turns out to be cruel and treacherous.

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  • Tanel Toom
  • Priit Loog
    Priit Võigemast
    Maiken Schmidt
    Ester Kuntu
    Simeoni Sundja
  • Estonia
  • Estonian
  • 2019

Accolades

Oscar, 2020

Official Oscar shortlist and Estonia's Oscar submission.

92nd Academy Awards, 2020

Official submission of Estonia for the 'Best International Feature Film' category.

Estonian Press Academy Award, 2019

Winner of the Best Movie of the Year

Critics

The Hollywood Reporter

"...a record-breaking box office blockbuster domestically, Estonia's official submission in the best international feature film Oscar race jumped onto the Academy shortlist..."

The Hollywood Reporter

..."a handsome family saga painted on a grand historical canvas..."

Variety

"A respectful, well-made literary adaptation."

Trivia

It is the most-watched film in Estonian cinemas since Estonia regained its independence in 1991.

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.

The time period, when the events are happening, is 24 years.