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The Invisible Fight


Date:
July 19, 2023

The Invisible Fight

Directed by Rainer Sarnet

Feature film – 114min, 2023

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SYNOPSIS

“The Invisible Fight” is a kung fu comedy set in an Orthodox monastery in 1970’s Soviet Union. USSR-China border, 1973. Private Rafael is on guard duty when the border falls under attack from Chinese kung fu warriors. Rafael is the only one to miraculously survive; images of hippie-looking fighters running along the branches, Black Sabbath playing on the team’s portable radio, forever embedded in his memory. Later, when seeing similar-looking monks in a monastery yard, he has an epiphany and decides to become a monk himself. The road to achieving the almighty power of humility is long and winding, providing both comic and enlightening turns. The proud Rafael seems to have been given the gift of powerful prayer. Yet he has to prove to Father MELHISEDEK, the elder monk NAFANAIL, flirtatious RITA and his rival and adversary IRINEI, that he is indeed capable of becoming the enlightened man who can unite power and tenderness. Kiai!

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CREDITS

WRITTEN/DIRECTED BY Rainer Sarnet
WITH Ursel Tilk, Kaarel Pogga, Indrek Sammul, Ester Kuntu
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Mart Taniel
PRODUCTION SOUND MIXERS Mārtiņš Rozentāls, Stefanos Efthymiou
PRODUCTION DESIGNERS Jaagup Roomet, Mārtiņš Straupe, Evelyna Darzenta
COSTUME DESIGNERS Jaanus Vahtra, Berta Vilipsone, Anna Zotou
MAKE-UP Anu Konze
MUSIC Hino Koshiro
EDITING Jussi Rautaniemi
SOUND DESIGN Janne Laine
IMAGE LAB Asterisk post
POST PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR Athena Boutari
VFX: Yafka
VFX SUPERVISOR: Antonis Kotzias
LINE PRODUCER: Lili Pilt, Antra Gaile, Konstantinos Koukoulis
ASSISTANT LINE PRODUCER: Dimitra Tsiourva
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Agate Prozoroviča, Vasso Stergiou
PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Isavella Alopoudi, Dārta Krāsone
ASSISTANT PRODUCTION CO-ORDINATOR: Katerina Tzourou
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT: Antero Noor, Jonathan Peterson, Beatrise Madara Čerņavska, Evangelia Intzempeli
ADs: Salme-Riine Uibo, Arsenis Polimenopoulos, Inger Põder, Ioanna Skylogianni, Janeli Pelska

Produced by Homeless Bob Productions, White Picture, Neda Film, Helsinki Filmi
Producers: Katrin Kissa, Alise Ģelze, Amanda Livanou, Helen Vinogradov
In Co-production with: PLANKTON-Konstantinos Koukoulis, ERT S.A.
Executive Produced by: TALLIFORNIA, FLAG
Supported by: Estonian Film Institute, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Ministry of Culture, EURIMAGES, National Film Centre of Latvia, Riga Film Fund, The Finnish Film Foundation, Hellenic Film Commission of the GFC, EKOME
The film has been financed with the help of Les Arcs co-production market and has been presented in LES ARCS WIP section

The film has been developed with the support of Creative Europe MEDIA

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IMAGERY