1h 7min | Documentary, War, Estonia | Release Date: 4.10.2013
NB! WITH ESTONIAN and ENGLISH SUBTITLES!
"The all-devouring passion of a soldier is the battle, the thrill of challenging fate, the triumph of becoming one's own destiny." / Ernst Jünger
BLOOD TYPE. A documentary by Leeni Linna
What blood calls a man to war? BLOOD TYPE is a reflective documentary about professional Estonian soldiers in the Afghan war. The deeply personal revelations of the warriors are woven in with footage of their daily dangers, forming an intimate portrait of the soldiers' day-to-day struggles. Their stressful job and haunting fear to lose their legs echo the destiny of Andrei, who lost his leg in the Afghan war two years ago. Having returned to homeland, Andrei gives his all to reunite with his blood brothers on the battle field despite his disability. What is the spiritual journey of a soldier? What kind of responsibility does he have to his brothers in arms, his family, and the locals? By showing the cooperation between Estonians and Afghans, the film is looking for the imprint that might be left behind once the international forces have been withdrawn from the distant Afghanistan.
Length: 67 min
Director: LEENI LINNA
D.O.P.: MIHKEL SOE, KULLAR VIIMNE
Sound: ANNTI MÄSS, MART KESSEL-OTSA
Editing: MARTIN MÄNNIK
Composer: SVEN GRÜNBERG
Color Correction: MAX GOLOMIDOV
Sound Design: HORRET KUUS
Producer: ERIK NORKROOS
Production Company: RÜHM PLUSS NULL 2013
Film was supported by: Estonian Film Institute and Cultural Endowment of Estonia