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The Class (2007)
"Klass" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  16 March 2007 (Estonia)
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An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vallo Kirs ...
Pärt Uusberg ...
Lauri Pedaja ...
Paula Solvak ...
Mikk Mägi ...
Paul
Riina Ries ...
Riina
Joonas Paas ...
Toomas
Kadi Metsla ...
Kati
Triin Tenso ...
Kerli
Virgo Ernits ...
Tiit
Karl Sakrits ...
Olav
Liina Joonas ...
Kersti
Saara Kadak ...
Liisa
Kaspar Kannelmäe
Brita Kikas ...
Kerttu
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Kaspar and the class pushover Joosep are 16 and life in high school isn't easy. Without meaning to, Kaspar defends Joosep against the bullying of his classmates, but every time Kaspar tries to him, it backfires, with the class taking it out on Joosep. Kaspar just wants his friends, his girl and his unassuming life back. Joosep wants to regain his dignity and the chance to switch to a high school far away. But their classmates are relentless, going further and further with each incident. Written by Anonymous

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Estonia's Official Submission to the Best Foreign Language Film Category of the 80th Annual Academy Awards (2008). See more »

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When Joosep reloads the gun he shoots himself with, you can clearly see that the magazine he enters is empty. See more »

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Kaspar: What is honor? I think we're speaking about something else. We say 'that sucks' or 'this blows'. We don't say honor.
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Realistic high school experience; not innovative, but still good
9 October 2007 | by (Riga, Latvia) – See all my reviews

Even though I have seen this - school violence - before (as mentioned, in "Elephant" by Gus van Sant or even in soviet "Chuchelo") I liked "Klass". The development of the story sometimes was too predictable or over exaggerated, at the same time it wasn't boring at all.

It is always hard to understand why young people take one position or another in situations depicted. It is especially hard when you are an adult and high school seem to be very distant in time. But let's be honest, systems of relationships among high school students are functioning in the same way as we see it in the movie. I give it "9" just for what the "Klass" is without comparing it to similar-themed productions. I believe the story, as I do believe in it's power to invoke a discussion about all kinds of violence among the youngsters.


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