Esperk-Virve Kristjan Paul
The story of prince Hamlet touched the deepest and most painful spots in the soul of the actor Ants Eskola. Why? Why was that story so important to him? To him Hamlet's monologue "To be or not to be" did not simply express the will to die or the concept of suicide, rather than the fact that other people are those who force you to ask yourself - are you capable to fulfill your dreams in life. His best years passed in the concentration camps in Gulag. When he returned to Estonia, freedom had been replaced with foreign dictatorship. A country of ones own with an "oblast". Life as a public enemy began, a fight for survival in a totalitarian system. Materials from archives of Estonia as well as from Finland have been used in the making of this film.