Mark Lanegan 'Emperor' by Joshua Lipworth

Mark Lanegan 'Emperor' by Joshua Lipworth
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Joshua Lipworth takes Mark Lanegan's Emperor as his cue for an atmospheric tale of an Eastern European  dictator nearing his demise - loosely based on the fall of the Romanian communist leader Ceaucescu.

As the dictator imagines his loyal generals (and his young daughter) by his side, but in reality his mind is warped, and escape doomed to fail. Shot in 16mm on location in Estonia - in the suburbs of Tallin and the deserted underwater Soviet prison camp of Rummu - this is atmospheric, gritty character study of extreme delusion and the corrupting effect of power. 

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Director
Joshua Lipworth
Producer
Joshua Jackson
Production Company
Dot Films
Production Manager
Brit Tammeleht
1st AD
Phillip Kaat
Director of Photography
David Foulkes
Focus Puller
Audrus Zelenius
2nd AC
Jako Krull
Art Director
David Hamilton
Wardrobe
Freda Purik
Make-up
Liisa Saleh
Editor
Phil Currie
Editing company
Stitch
Colourist
Toby Tomkins
Grading company
CHEATCHEAT website
Director's Representation
OB ManagementOB Management website
Commissioner
Ben Bishop
Label
PIAS
Cast
Madis Kareda
Estonia Unit Producer
Sven Olters
Art Assistant
Regina Laanetu
Runner
Markus Maido
Runner
Artur Toikka
Location Manager
Hannes Helemaa
Sound Design
James Shirley
VFX
Joshua Jackson

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