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City Unplugged (1993)

Tallinn pimeduses (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 23 June 1995 (USA)
In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold... See full summary »

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Paul Kolsby (screenplay), Ilkka Järvi-Laturi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ivo Uukkivi Ivo Uukkivi ... Toivo
Milena Gulbe Milena Gulbe ... Maria
Monika Mäger Monika Mäger ... Terje
Enn Klooren ... Mihhail
Väino Laes Väino Laes ... Andres
Peeter Oja Peeter Oja ... Dimitri
Jüri Järvet ... Anton
Villem Indrikson Villem Indrikson ... Kallas
Andres Raag Andres Raag ... Kallase kaaslane
Gerardo Contreras Gerardo Contreras ... Arst
Martin Tulmin Martin Tulmin ... Beebi
Kadri Kilvet Kadri Kilvet ... Meditsiiniõde
Salme Poopuu Salme Poopuu ... Meditsiiniõde
Ulvi Kreitsmann Ulvi Kreitsmann ... Meditsiiniõde
Kristel Kärner Kristel Kärner ... Rase naine
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In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold plan to hijack the gold after shutting down the capital's power at midnight. For this they need Toivo, an electrical technician. His wife is pregnant and she urges him to take the job ("$5000 buys lots of baby food"). After Toivo leaves for the plant, his wife goes into labor. Birth and blackout happen simultaneously; the baby needs an incubator, but there's no power. Jealousies within the Mob undercut the plan's smooth operation, and soon the Mob has Toivo to deal with as well. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Estonia | Finland | Sweden | USA

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

23 June 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

City Unplugged See more »

Filming Locations:

Tallinn, Estonia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Black and White | Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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A thriller with an ironic view on present day Estonia
4 November 1998 | by doinel-2See all my reviews

A bunch of East European mob men decide to steal the gold from the Estonian National Treasure which is just being brought back home after World War II. To do so they shut down the main electrical supply to the whole city of Tallin...

The plot sounds like a thriller, but this movie is much more. It is an ironic view of present day Eastern European countries, with cruel mob, great poverty, poor labour conditions, hopes and disillusions after the end of the Soviet regime. It is a story about love (and yes, the cheesy happy ending is probably the weakest part of the movie) and about how childhood innocence is preserved even when living is tough (in some senses the main hero of the story is a kid running around town on his bike). It is a swinging soundtrack perfectly matching the rhythm of the story, beautiful black and white photography in the first part which all of a sudden becomes coloured when light is finally restored in town(yes, half of the movie is b/w and the other half is in color and the trick is not just there to surprise the viewer, it really works).

It's the kind of movie which makes you laugh and think at the same time...I really enjoyed it


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