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The Little Comrade (2018)

Seltsimees laps (original title)
In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo's mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother's last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best ... See full summary »

Director:

Moonika Siimets

Writers:

Moonika Siimets, Leelo Tungal (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tambet Tuisk ... Feliks
Helena Maria Reisner Helena Maria Reisner ... Leelo
Yuliya Aug ... Ljudmilla
Juhan Ulfsak ... Paul Varik
Maria Avdjushko Maria Avdjushko ... Makajeva
Argo Aadli Argo Aadli ... Ratsasõidu Jaan
Indrek Taalmaa Indrek Taalmaa ... Uncle Artur
Maarja Jakobson Maarja Jakobson ... Aunt Liilia
Aarne Soro Aarne Soro ... Uncle Ott
Kadri Rämmeld Kadri Rämmeld ... Aunt Iida
Tarmo Song Tarmo Song ... Uncle Mart
Anna Sergejeva Anna Sergejeva ... Galina
Hilje Murel Hilje Murel ... Hairdresser Olja
Carmen Mikiver Carmen Mikiver ... Hairdresser Carmen
Sandra Uusberg Sandra Uusberg ... Hairdresser Sandra
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In the midst of Stalinist tyranny, six-year-old Leelo's mother is sent to a prison camp. Haunted by her mother's last words telling her to be a good kid, Leelo vows to be on her best behaviour in the confusing grown-up world in the hope that it will bring her mother back.

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Trivia

Won BNK Busan Bank Award (Audience Award) at 2018 Busan International Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Ticket inspector: Citizens, please make a seat to comrade child!
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Beautiful Occupation.
10 April 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'The Little Comrade' is probably one of the best Estonian films in recent history. Cinematography, editing and direction are all top notch work. All the cast does superb work (even Helena-Maria Reisner as little Leelo). Tambet Tuisk and Juhan Ulfsak are beginning to reach the phenomenal actors category. The story itself is simple without being too bathetic and sentimental. The events are shown through the eyes of a child so there is some sweet naive odor over the film, but not the sticky sweet feel. Behind the colorful cinematography and childlike sincerety the looming terror and creeping tragedy can still be felt present.

Pleasent, but not overly simplistic telling about not so pleasent time in history. And when someone thinks that the film is too naive and sweet, then one must remember that the story is told through the eyes of a seven year old girl.


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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian | Russian

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (Estonia) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Estonia

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