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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4 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Drama

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

Quotes

Leelo: What does this 'comrade' mean?
Feliks: Comrade is... a respected person.
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The Little Comrade
11 April 2018 | by hrkeplerSee all my reviews

'The Little Comrade' is one of the best made recent Estonian films. Cinematography, editing, direction, soundtrack and of course, the acting, are all top notch. The screenplay itself is simplistic, but never sappy or too bathetic. There are certain amount of naivety, but that is because the story is told through the eyes of a child. Still, underneath the colorful cinematography and simplicity, the looming terror and crouching tragedy can be felt present.

Pleasent, but never simple film about not so pleasent times in history. There are enough (great) films about deportation that are depressive and hard to watch, so it was actually quite refreshing to see lighter (but not simple or silly) view on these dark times.


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Country:

Estonia

Language:

Estonian | Russian

Release Date:

18 June 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Estonia

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Amrion See more »
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2.35 : 1
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