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Tulnukas ehk Valdise pääsemine 11 osas (2006)

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Credited cast:
Ago Anderson Ago Anderson ... Päts
Märt Avandi ... Valdis
Merle Jääger Merle Jääger ... Eve
Kaupo Kiilaspää Kaupo Kiilaspää ... Juss
Vallo Kirs Vallo Kirs ... Ott
Kuldar Kivimäe Kuldar Kivimäe ... Jussi Sõber
Kuulsus Kuulsus ... Jalgrattaga karvane
Indrek Ojari Indrek Ojari ... Jarmo
Priit Parro Priit Parro ... Kõige pisem karvane
Tarmo Põiklik Tarmo Põiklik ... Prill
Mart Ratassepp Mart Ratassepp ... Mart
Jüri Rebane Jüri Rebane ... Karvaste isa
Kristjan Sarv Kristjan Sarv ... Purjus rullnokk
Ott Sepp Ott Sepp ... Märt
Indrek Taalmaa Indrek Taalmaa ... Marko
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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

31 August 2006 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Чужак - спасти Валдиса в 11 главах See more »

Filming Locations:

Kuusalu, Harjumaa, Estonia

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EEK 50,000 (estimated)
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Parunid & Von'id See more »
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The movie was produced as a Bachelor of Arts thesis at Tallinn University. As to the budget, the University supported the director with 50 000 EEK (about 4200$). Yet, it was not enough to produce the movie according to the director's vision, so he had to sell his 18 000 EEK (1500$) electric guitar to get extra money for production. See more »

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Valdis loses his memory and must re-discover life in rural Estonia among low I.Q. BMW-enthusiasts
17 July 2017 | by internetdisketipealSee all my reviews

"Alien, or, saving Valdis, in 11 parts" is an Estonian short comedy film featuring well-known Estonian actors. Many young people instantly related to its characters and the gratuitously vulgar parts of speech in this movie have become Estonian slang or memes immediately recognizable by most Estonians. It is a graduate-thesis-like student film by Rasmus Merivoo about a subculture of BMW-enthusiasts designated as "oss", similar in substance to British "chavs", and the film has become somewhat of an Estonian cult classic due to its brash nature and the wider audiences of the lead actors, who lead the half-decade-long year-ending comedy sketch show series "Tujurikkuja" (see Youtube).

The comedic elements of Alien are very culture-specific to Estonia, exemplified most obviously by the heavily vulgar and colloquial dialogue, which is otherwise unseen in Estonian movies. The now-iconic silly-drunk abuse shouted by Valdis at the metal-heads in the sauna in the very beginning, for example, has untranslatable poetic qualities such as in "ee, Situ Pihku, Prill!" ('oh, {and} excrete {in the} palm {of your own hand}, {you} glasses{-wearer}!'). Linguistically, the movie is practically an exercise in how many ways one can say something to the effect of the F-word, as a translation of "Kuradi Vitupead, Raisk" can amount to a sequence of three such words, demonstrative of the main characters' low intelligence.

As a satire or parody of a subculture Alien taps into the earlier comedic style of "rullnokad", exemplified by the late-90's comedy cult classic Wigla show (see Kanal 2 Arhiiv) lead by Jan Uuspõld and Dan Põldroos. Not only did the Wigla show feature two young drunk cap-hat wearing BMW-enthusiasts very similar to the main characters of Alien but the latter is virtually an extended and more elaborate re-telling of a one-sentence story, "Pets Sai Pedede Käest Peksa" ('Peter got beat up by homosexuals/vulgar/'), originating from the Wigla show's pilot episode. The idea that only Estonians can understand this movie is true to the extent that the main characters are portrayed very true-to-life to the fore-mentioned BMW-enthusiast subculture, and although it is explicitly critical of the portrayed way of life, its very representatives enjoy it the most.

Despite it's short running time (~20 min) it is widely considered a must-see Estonian movie due to its cultural significance, its well-known actors, and outstanding style of storytelling. It can also be praised for its musical score, which highlights the emotional tenor of everyday absurdity perfectly, such as the wholesome virtuoso classical music playing while the boys are yelling and chasing each other around a mud-puddle, interrupted abruptly once the half-eaten hamburger is thrown. A decade after its release it is still considered one of the oddest phenomena in Estonian cinema - it made all Estonians speak the same way for a brief cultural moment and made its lead actors the highlights of Estonian comedy scene.


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