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The Class (2007)

Klass (original title)
An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.

Director:

Ilmar Raag

Writers:

Ilmar Raag, Vallo Kirs (writing team) | 13 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Vallo Kirs Vallo Kirs ... Kaspar
Pärt Uusberg Pärt Uusberg ... Joosep
Lauri Pedaja Lauri Pedaja ... Anders
Paula Solvak Paula Solvak ... Thea
Mikk Mägi Mikk Mägi ... Paul
Riina Ries Riina Ries ... Riina
Joonas Paas Joonas Paas ... Toomas
Kadi Metsla Kadi Metsla ... Kati
Triin Tenso Triin Tenso ... Kerli
Virgo Ernits Virgo Ernits ... Tiit
Karl Sakrits Karl Sakrits ... Olav
Liina Joonas Liina Joonas ... Kersti
Saara Pius Saara Pius ... Liisa (as Saara Kadak)
Kaspar Kannelmäe Kaspar Kannelmäe
Brita Kikas Brita Kikas ... Kerttu
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Storyline

Kaspar and the class pushover Joosep are 16 and life in high school isn't easy. Without meaning to, Kaspar defends Joosep against the bullying of his classmates, but every time Kaspar tries to him, it backfires, with the class taking it out on Joosep. Kaspar just wants his friends, his girl and his unassuming life back. Joosep wants to regain his dignity and the chance to switch to a high school far away. But their classmates are relentless, going further and further with each incident. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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Trivia

Joosep's father and mother share their first names with the actors who played them, Margus Prangel and Tiina Rebane. See more »

Goofs

When Joosep reloads the gun he shoots himself with, you can clearly see that the magazine he enters is empty. See more »

Quotes

Kaspar: I shot one of the girls from eight grade.
Joosep: I told you not to shoot from a distance.
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Connections

Followed by Klass - Elu pärast (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Hit Y'all
Music by B.Prikenfeld
Lyrics by P.Kolsar, K.Kose, H.Kõrvits, J.L. Taylor
Performed by A-rühm feat. Grand Agent
Produced by Dj Critikal
album: LEEGION
(p) Mindnote OÜ 2006,
(c) Mindnote OÜ, A-rühm 2006
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Gutwrenching
6 May 2009 | by LazySodSee all my reviews

Almost every class in high school knows one: a lonely child that is being picked on by everyone. Unable to give proper resistance against the different kids in the class that one person becomes the victim of just about everything. Most of the time it ends up OK in the end, but sometimes it goes to a point of no return and then it ends in full flexed drama. This film is about such a drama.

Starting out at the point where a kid is picked out as being the one to pick on the events that happen happen in just the right pace. The film switches between fueling the fire and licking the wounds, and later between fueling the fire and planning the counter strike. It becomes impossible not to feel a certain level of sympathy for the guy, even though his actions are unforgivable. And that is why this film works well. Klass is a harsh message and I think it should be shown to all kids in high schools to show them the darkest sides of peer pressure and the effects of it on some people.

9 out of 10 difficult lessons


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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian

Release Date:

16 March 2007 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,205
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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