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Disco and Atomic War (2009)

Disko ja tuumasõda (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary | 12 November 2010 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »


Jaak Kilmi


Kiur Aarma (creator), Jaak Kilmi (creator)
2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Kiur Aarma Kiur Aarma ... Narrator (voice)
Jaak Kilmi Jaak Kilmi ... Narrator (voice)
Alo Kõrve Alo Kõrve ... Narrator (voice)
Jaan Tootsen Jaan Tootsen ... Narrator (voice)
Liina Vahtrik Liina Vahtrik ... Narrator (voice)
Eduard Toman Eduard Toman ... Narrator (voice)
Urho Kekkonen Urho Kekkonen ... Self - president of Finland (archive footage)
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ... Self - Finnish historian, professor of media and communications
Teija Sopanen Teija Sopanen ... Self - Finnish TV hostess (archive footage)
Lieko Zachovalová Lieko Zachovalová ... Self - Finnish news correspondent to Prague (voice) (archive footage)
Sakari Kiuru Sakari Kiuru ... Self - former CEO of the Finnish Broadcasting Company
Arvo Sildnik Arvo Sildnik ... Self - television engineer
Edward Lucas Edward Lucas ... Self - the author of 'The New Cold War'
Ami Aspelund Ami Aspelund ... Self (archive footage)
Yuri Andropov ... Self (archive footage)


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

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The story of a totalitarian regime brought down by disco




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cape and dagger story of the Estonian TV-viewers in the 1950 's and -' 60 's, against the communist bureaucracy
21 February 2010 | by orzySee all my reviews

VEry funny and inspiring comedy-fairy tale: Film shows The adventures of a TAlinn-teenager who starts watching TV programs when Finland TV starts to reach Estonia. The never ending attempts of the communist regimes in TAllinn and Moscow to stop citizens from viewing these programs, result in a heroic struggle of the people, supported by their most whizzkid electronic engineers. The technical barriers, thought out by the bureaucrats are outsmarted after every move, by making use of simple household appliances, for which demand then all of a sudden rises to the sky. Forbidden fruits most popular : "DAllas"(the Texan oil-saga) and .... the advertisements of a butcher, showing all the various meats freely available in the Finish market. Go see this David-Goliath saga, you will not regret it!

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