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I WAS HERE - still #1


(Mina olin siin)
NY Premiere

Director: Rene Vilbre

Estonia, 2008, 94 min

Shooting Format:HDCAM

Festival Year:2009

Category:Narrative Feature

Cast:Rasmus Kaljujärv, Hele Kõre, Margus Prangel, Merlyn Jurman, Tambet Tuisk

Crew:Producer: Riina Sildos - Screenwriter: Ilmar Raag - Editor: Tambet Tasuja - Cinematographer: Mait Mäekivi - Original Score: Jimi Tenor, Rainer Jancis - Sound: Horret Kuus, Olger Bernadt

Sales:Sam Eigen, Director of Distribution - Shoreline Entertainment, 1875 Century Park East, Ste 600 | Los Angeles, CA 90067 USA - T: 1 310 551 2060 - F: 1 702 974 0707


Nobody is born to be a drug dealer. Rass, 17, elite school student, though living alone and poorly in an Estonian slum, has dreams about family and love. One night he gets a phone call from his friend who invites him to a party held in honor of Olari, 26, who has just got out of prison. That very same day Rass has sold his cell phone and his jacket in order to buy some food. Olar offers Rass an opportunity to earn some money. He has to sell drugs. Rass agrees. This is the start for a turbulence of uncontrollable events where he is drawn in. Getting arrested may be his only chance to start that other life he is dreaming about.


About the director

René Vilbre (1970) graduated from Tallinn Pedagogical University, majoring in feature film directing. He is the Creative Director of Estonian Television, the author and director of the clips of the Eurovision 2002 TV programme, director of several short films, TV shows and commercials.


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