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The Days That Confused (2016)

Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse (original title)
A young man trying to make sense of the world in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia.


Triin Ruumet
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr. ... Allar (as Hendrik Toompere Jr)
Kait Kall Kait Kall ... Pets
Kristjan Lüüs Kristjan Lüüs ... Andres
Reimo Sagor ... Toomas
Juss Haasma Juss Haasma ... Mattias
Klaudia Tiitsmaa Klaudia Tiitsmaa ... Maria
Kethi Uibomägi Kethi Uibomägi ... Riina
Hela Kindsiveer Hela Kindsiveer ... Volleyball Coach
Juhan Ulfsak ... Juulius
Taavi Eelmaa ... Pontu
Jaanika Arum Jaanika Arum ... Nele
Merlyn Uusküla Merlyn Uusküla ... Jaana
Ott Aardam Ott Aardam ... Herko
Igor Maasik Igor Maasik ... Onu Bella
Katariina Tamm Katariina Tamm ... Katariina


Triin Ruumet's tragicomedy Päevad, mis ajasid segadusse (2016) is a story of a young man trying to make sense of life in the summer heat of late nineties Estonia. The 27-year- old protagonist Allar moves from one provincial party to another, meeting colourful characters and finding himself in evermore confusing circumstances. The amounting tension and absurdity of surrounding events lead Allar to give serious thought to his life. What follows, is a frantic journey through midsummer Estonia to finally discover meaning in oneself.

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f rated | 1990s | See All (2) »


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Release Date:

8 April 2016 (Estonia) See more »

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Kinosaurus Film See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Pontu: [Allar, Andres and Toomas are tied up on a tower] I don't understand, I just don't get it. What a world is this? A thief steals from a thief!
Toomas: Please, let us down!
Pontu: How down? How low one can fall any more? Bottom meets already!
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The Movie That Was Confused
8 June 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'The Days That Confused' is feature debut for director/writer Triin Ruumet. The film is visually breathtaking with sometimes magnificently haunting score and actors are mostly doing top notch job (actually I didn't expect nothing less considering the cast), and with that my praise basically ends. Estonian cinema (and television) is in the craze of the nostalgia at the moment, and 'The Days That Confused' could have been an excellent addition in that department. It could have been great film (or at least good), but it didn't know what to do with all that juicy material. The pacing is off, the story and script is all over the place - it wanted to be youth comedy/drama and crime drama and something philosophical at the same time, but fell apart. Although it occasionally captured the essence of rural and small town mentality and the characters were spot on (these types still can be seen today in smaller towns) the core was missing. Maybe that was the director's intention to confuse the audience thus the title 'The Days That Confused'. But I think that wasn't the case. The film itself was confused (I think that might go for inexperienced writer/director) and it was confusing. The film had some high points that were followed by the 'why' moments and with too many 'what that supposed to be' moments.

'The Days That Confused' is visually stunning, but devoid of substance. The first couple of minutes could be one of the best opening sequence in Estonian movies ever.

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