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Disco and Atomic War (2009)
"Disko ja tuumasõda" (original title)

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A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular ... See full summary »

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A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. It was a time when it was possible for erotic film star Emmanuelle to bring down the Red Army and MacGyver to outdo an entire school administration. It is a film about our generation, who were unknowingly brought to the front line of the Cold War. Western popular culture had an incomparable role shaping Soviet children's world views in those days. Finnish television was a window to a world of dreams that the authorities could not block in any way. Though Finnish channels were banned, many households found some way to access the forbidden fruit. Written by Warsaw Film Festival

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cape and dagger story of the Estonian TV-viewers in the 1950 's and -' 60 's, against the communist bureaucracy
21 February 2010 | by (Amsterdam NL) – See all my reviews

VEry funny and inspiring comedy-fairy tale: Film shows The adventures of a TAlinn-teenager who starts watching TV programs when Finland TV starts to reach Estonia. The never ending attempts of the communist regimes in TAllinn and Moscow to stop citizens from viewing these programs, result in a heroic struggle of the people, supported by their most whizzkid electronic engineers. The technical barriers, thought out by the bureaucrats are outsmarted after every move, by making use of simple household appliances, for which demand then all of a sudden rises to the sky. Forbidden fruits most popular : "DAllas"(the Texan oil-saga) and .... the advertisements of a butcher, showing all the various meats freely available in the Finish market. Go see this David-Goliath saga, you will not regret it!


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