The Spy and the Poet

  • Feature
  • 2016
  • 95 Minutes
  • Estonia
  • Language: Estonian and English and Russian

An intelligence official with a drinking problem named Gustav crosses his monotonous paths with a beautiful gypsy woman who he falls in love with. Unluckily, she turns out to be a Russian secret agent. The feeble mind of a man in love is moreover blurred by poet Miku’s outlook on life that lacks of concepts crippling the free spirit – discipline, order and allegiance. Gustav gets his act together and decides to reject the gypsy, whereon the intelligence service finds it necessary for their flirtation to continue. This leads the ones involved into a complete dead end, as loyalty demands sacrifice.

Director: Toomas Hussar

Screenwriter: Toomas Hussar

Production Company: Allfilm



2016 : Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

2016 : Arras Film Festival

2016 : Northern Film Festival

2016 : International Film Festival Mannheim – Heidelberg

2017 : Palm Springs International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Toomas Hussar

DOP / Camera: Rein Kotov E.S.C.

Editor: Tambet Tasuja

Music: Luka Zima

Producer: Ivo Felt

Cast: Jan Uuspõld, Lana Vatsel, Rain Tolk, Mari Abel


Toomas Hussar

Director Toomas Hussar
is an award-winning Estonian film director, screenwriter and actor. Toomas writes and directs for both cinema and the stage. His 2012 film Mushrooming was a national box office hit, drawing up 75.000 spectators in a country with 1.3 million inhabitants. The film was a success at international festivals as well – it premiered at Karlovy Vary and at the Toronto IFF. It won the FIPRESCI Jury Prize at Mannheim-Heidelberg, the Best Actress Award at Marrakech, and was recognized as the Best Estonian Film of 2012.

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