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Vasha (Brother)

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Vasha (Brother)

This is a friendship story of a 17 years old Estonian young and a Chechen who lost his everything at the war in Chechnya.

This drama movie has released on Januray 2009 in Estonia and producer of the movie Piret Tibbo Hudgings send us a copy of movie. We will share with you an interview with the producer and the director of movie in next days, but now we would like to give a short information about this amazing movie.

Vasha is a film about the frienship of two men from different worlds. Being a journey of an innocent boy and a man from a wartorn country haunted his memories. It tells a story of brotherhood, betrayal and revenge – and the alternative to resist violence in the moment of power.

Tom, a wide-eyed sixteen year old ends up in a hospital with a Chechen man Artur, after accidentally having saved his life in a car bomb explosion downtown Tallinn. Artur is a mysterious man who seems to have a mission of his own in Estonia. The local police firmly believes that Artur is doing some dirty business on their door step. Fascinated by this quiet stranger, Tom helps him to escape from the hospital. Bit by bit Tom be friends of Artur, who’s hell bent on revenging the torture and murder of his family. Eventually Tom finds himself an unwitting accomplice in a deadly game of vengeance and death. Facing the violent chain of events only one question remains: will Tom follow the bloody trail?

Vasha, an Estonian-German-Finnish-Irish co-production, was released in cinemas in Estonia on January 23, 2009 and in Germany February 2009. The director of the movie is Finnish Hannu Salonen, the directors are Piret Tibbo Hudgins and Philipp Homberg from All Film Company in Estonia. The film’s overall budget was  €1.28 million, financed by the Estonian Film Foundation, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Ministry of Culture of Estonia, FilmFörderung Hamburg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, ARD Degeto, Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Irish Film Board, and the EU MEDIA programme.

Vasha was written by Mart Kivastik and Katrin Laur of Estonia and the director Hannu Salonen,  who settled on the final script version. Shot in Estonia and Germany and featuring a non-native speaking cast,  the film leaves the audience with a slightly odd feeling as most of the dialogue is in English, and pretty broken at that.

German-Turkish actors was at the leading roles of the movie: Mehmet Kurtulus as Artur, Tim Seyfi as Globus and Adnan Maral as Kerim; the young Estonian actor Mart Müürisepp as Tom.

We must add to our notes, Imran Ahaev, the representative of Chechen Republic Ichkeria in Estonia was advisor and the writer of speeches in Chechen language.

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