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Candles in the Dark (1993)

Candles in the Dark is the story of a girl who comes to visit her father's homeland, the Soviet Republic of Estonia. After she arrives, she finds that her father is part of the dissident ... See full summary »

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Maximilian Schell
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alyssa Milano ... Sylvia Velliste
Chad Lowe ... Jaan Toome
Günther Maria Halmer ... Pastor Harma
Natalya Andreychenko ... Marta Velliste (as Natascha Andreichenko)
Maximilian Schell ... Colonel Arkush
Aleksey Petrenko
Gita Rank Gita Rank ... Tiina
Helena Merzin Helena Merzin ... Natasha Omeltchenko
Lembit Ulfsak ... Gospodin Omeltchenko
Hendrik Toompere Sr. Hendrik Toompere Sr. ... (as Hendrik Toompere)
Andres Puustusmaa Andres Puustusmaa
Salme Reek Salme Reek
Elle Kull
Maria Avdjushko Maria Avdjushko
Mart Sander ... Resistance fighter
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Candles in the Dark is the story of a girl who comes to visit her father's homeland, the Soviet Republic of Estonia. After she arrives, she finds that her father is part of the dissident anti-soviet underground. She soon find her self engulfed in the struggle with her father and a lot of new friends, and finds herself being hunted by the KGB. Written by Timothy Krsll <tkroll@chs.cusd.claremont.edu>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 December 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En busca de su libertad See more »

Filming Locations:

Tallinn, Estonia

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Production Co:

Family Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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Inspiring
24 December 2000 | by sarahbelle77See all my reviews

In hopes of shaping her up, Sylvia (played by Alyssa Milano) is sent to Estonia to live with her aunt. Though happy to see her family, she wants nothing to do with being in Estonia, a place without the luxuries of home, where most people don't even own telephones. However, once she discovers that Estonia is also a place where Christmas is not allowed to be celebrated, churches are closed up, and most people are living in fear, she discovers a passion to reach out and help. Soon after, she finds herself in the middle of a group effort to help Estonians regain the right to celebrate Christmas, following in her father's footsteps, and falling in love with the leader of the rebellion. However, before she can whole-heartily fight for the Estonians, she must first learn to put aside shallow things and realize what is truly important in life. This is a movie of adventure, heroism, courage, hope, love, compassion and danger. If you're looking to be inspired, I highly recommend it!


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