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An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.

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Jaak Kilmi

Writer:

Martin Algus
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Märt Pius Märt Pius ... Ralf Tamm
Karl-Andreas Kalmet Karl-Andreas Kalmet ... Mario Viik / Speculator
Veiko Porkanen Veiko Porkanen ... Einar Kotkin / Meat-Head
Esko Salminen Esko Salminen ... Lars-Jukka Lampinen
Julia Berngardt Julia Berngardt ... Rita
Tõnu Kark ... Grandfather
Henrik Kalmet Henrik Kalmet ... Mario's brother
Helena Valkee Helena Valkee ... Neighbour
Fabian Silén Fabian Silén ... Swedish Policeman
Jari Nissinen Jari Nissinen ... Jarmo
Dmitrijs Paless Dmitrijs Paless ... Einar Kotkin's father
Ott Sepp Ott Sepp ... Hillbilly
Kristjan Lüüs Kristjan Lüüs ... Hillbilly
Marika Barabanstsikova Marika Barabanstsikova ... Ralf's Mother
Elina Hiltunen Elina Hiltunen ... Pizza Girl
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Fast-paced action comedy "The Dissidents" takes us back to the 1980s. Three Estonian guys flee Soviet Union, because they want to have as awesome life in the free world as they've seen in TV series "Miami Vice", "Knight Rider" and "Santa Barbara". Swedes welcome friends as real heroes, who broke through the Iron Curtain. But as the media circus blows over, our dissidents discover that they've become nothing more than tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as... work! But the boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans that should guarantee success in the Western world. That's when things go totally insane!

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Country:

Estonia | Finland | Latvia

Language:

Estonian | Finnish | Swedish | Russian | English

Release Date:

17 February 2017 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

Atrie igaunu puisi See more »

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€1,200,000 (estimated)
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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Amateurish script and stupid camera
27 May 2018 | by P-frishSee all my reviews

This was one of the most idiotic movies I have ever seen. Too many people introduced to quickly, too many flashbacks. Most of the time I could not follow a stoty;inr, if there was any.


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