The Temptation of St. Tony / Püha Tõnu Kiusamine
2010, 35 mm, S/B (16th Festival on Wheels)
CastTaavi Eelmaa, Ravshana Kurkova, Tiina Tauraite, Sten Ljunggren, Denis Lavant
ProductionHomeless Bob Production, Lili Pilt, Kentmanni
DistributionHomeless Bob Production, Lili Pilt, Kentmanni 20a-26 Talinn Estonia | T +372 533 24 618 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thetemptationofsttony.com
Midway upon the journey of our life
I found myself within a forest dark,
For the straightforward pathway had been lost.
Dante Alighieri, “Divine Comedy”. Inferno, Song I
Eastern Europe, the new century. Wolflike laws and a wolflike appetite. There are still a few who
look for the withered tree of knowledge of good and evil, planning to build quality office furniture
out of it.
The Temptation of St. Tony is a film about a man, who has reached middle age, and finds himself
in exactly the kind of darkening forest that Dante describes. An unusual problem intrudes upon
his moderately prosperous and quiet life - morality. Is it possible to be a “good person”? What
does that mean anyway? And what’s in it for you? On his journey towards a clearer conscience
but an increasingly complicated reality, Tony meets several typical specimens familiar from
contemporary Estonian society and lives through exciting adventures, not without some diverting
humour. And it starts to seem that slowly, and quite inevitably, the man loses his job, his family,
and finally reality, itself. Compassion incurs capital loss.