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Disco & Atomic War Estonia 2009 | 78 min | OV | Colour and B&W | FF 2009

Jaak Kilmi

JAAK KILMI (*1973) studied film direction in Tallinn and made numerous commercials before turning to documentaries. The Dissidents is his third feature.

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In 1971 a new television tower in Helsinki enabled the Estonian neighbours to receive Finnish TV. As a result, antennas sprouted from the rooftops in and around Tallinn by the thousands. Estonians were introduced to disco shows, freestyle dancing and Dallas. But the Estonian government struck back! A jamming transmitter was developed to stop the enemy transmissions. In the exact moment when J.R. was shot! A gripping documentary film about the struggle and subsequent defeat of a totalitarian system versus pop culture.

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Orig. Title: Disko ja tuumasõda
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Estonian, Finnish, English, Russian
Section: Agenda 09
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Director: Jaak Kilmi
Screenplay: Kiur Aarma, Jaak Kilmi
Cast: Gerda Viira, Oskar Vuks, Toomas Pool, Jaan-Joosep Puusaag
Producer: Kiur Aarma
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Ardo Ran Varres
Camera: Manfred Vainokivi, Kristjan Svirgsden, Asko Kase
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Cutter: Lauri Laasik
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Format: DigiBeta
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German Distributor:
World Sales: The Estonian Film Foundation, Uus 3, 10111 Tallinn, Estonia, Tel: +372 6 27 60 60, Fax: + 372 6 27 60 61, email: film@efsa.ee, www.efsa.ee
Production: Eetriüksus
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