Disco and Atomic War (2009)
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
From the 1950s onward, Soviet occupied Estonia was the battleground for a peculiar information war, where the totalitarian Soviet regime went head-to-head with Western pop culture and learned that no one really cared about Lenin or Marx. Instead, the Estonian public wanted to know who shot J.R. and what the latest disco moves are.- Written by nihilistening
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