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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Yuliya Aug
Maria Avdjushko Maria Avdjushko
Maksim Demidov Maksim Demidov
Eva Klemets Eva Klemets ... Helmes
Maria Klenskaja Maria Klenskaja ... Vanaema
Lembit Peterson Lembit Peterson ... Vanaisa
Helena Maria Reisner Helena Maria Reisner ... Leelo
Tambet Tuisk ... Feliks
Liina Vahtrik Liina Vahtrik ... Tädi Anne
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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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Release Date:

23 March 2018 (Estonia) See more »

Also Known As:

The Little Comrade See more »

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Estonia

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

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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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