A Man Who Never Was

Local title
Inimene, keda polnud
Original title
Inimene, keda polnud
Director
Peeter Simm
Country
Estonia
Year
1989
Festival
24th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
101 ESTONIAN FILMS
Genre
/mängufilm/

Imbi Tamm (Katri Horma) is a regular Estonian small-town girl who likes to imitate voices that she hears on the radio. She grows up to become a famous radio voice who is known all over the country. This could be a magic fairy-tale story, but unfortunately it takes place in a very difficult time in the history of Estonia. In World War II and the subsequent repressions, People dear to her disappear from around her one by one, until all she has left is her voice. And then she won’t even have that.

Director
Peeter Simm
Screenwriter
Toomas Raudam
Cast
Katri Horma, Andres Lepik, Tõnu Kilgas, Sulev Luik, Jüri Krjukov, Rita Raave, Tõnu Raadik, Raine Loo
DoP
Ago Ruus
Runtime
Language
Estonian
Director
Peeter Simm

Peeter Simm (snd 1953) lõpetas 1976. a Moskvas Üleliidulise Riikliku Kinematograafiainstituudi ning tegutseb filmirežissööri ja Balti filmi- ja meediakooli õppejõuna. Ta on lavastanud 11 pikka mängufilmi ja 20 dokumentaalfilmi. Tema mängufilmid on osalenud Cannes’i, Berliini ja Moskva filmifestivalil. Ta on võitnud ka Läti ja Valgevene parima filmirežissööri auhinna.

Filmograafia (valik/selected): Ideaalmaastik (The Ideal Landscape, 1980), Arabella, mereröövli tütar (Arabella, The Pirates´s Daughter, 1983), Puud olid... (1985), Inimene, keda polnud (A Man Who Never Was, 1989), Ameerika mäed (Roler Coaster, 1994), Head käed (Good Hands, 2001), Kõrini (Fed Up!, PÖFF 2005), Georg (PÖFF 2007), Üksik saar (Lonely Island, PÖFF 2012), Vee peal (On the Water, 2020)

Screenings

Virtual hall Online Estonia
Screening075011 / Inimene, keda polnud
Screening duration