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Goodbye Soviet Union (2020)

Hüvasti, NSVL (original title)
A coming of age story of Johannes, who is born prematurely to a premature single mother on the dramatic background of the collapsing Soviet empire.

Director:

Lauri Randla

Writer:

Lauri Randla
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Cast

Credited cast:
Elene Baratashvili Elene Baratashvili ... Vera
Dima Bespalov Dima Bespalov ... Gena
Ülle Kaljuste Ülle Kaljuste ... Grandmother
Sten Karpov ... Tamerlan
Luule Komissarov Luule Komissarov ... Doctor
Niklas Kouzmitchev Niklas Kouzmitchev ... Johannes
Jekaterina Novosjolova Jekaterina Novosjolova ... Lidia
Pääru Oja ... Uncle Kolja
Tõnu Oja Tõnu Oja ... Grandfather
Elina Purde Elina Purde ... Barbie
Anne Reemann Anne Reemann ... Arbusova
Nika Savolainen ... Johannes' mother
Kiri Tamm Kiri Tamm ... Ob-Gyn
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Storyline

Johannes is born into an Ingrian-Finnish family in the Estonian Soviet Republic. When his mother leaves for Finland, and he's left to be raised by his grandparents, Johannes is forced to face life on his own. He falls deeply in love with his classmate, Vera, takes risks, gets into fights, and gets punished - all the while, in the background, the Evil Empire collapses. As the Lenins fall and the Barbie dolls take over, the crocodile Genas and the Moskvitches are forced to step aside, leaving the road to the West wide open. Lauri Randla's Goodbye, Soviet Union is a comedy about the adventures of the eccentric Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.

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Comedy

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Tõnu Oja, playing the grandfather, is the real life father of Pääru Oja, playing uncle Kolja. See more »

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A pioneer
1 December 2020 | by ray115See all my reviews

Time travel to my childhood. Yes, I'm from Estonia and have worn red triangle in my school some years before things started to change. Thank you for bringing back those memories, childhood is childhood everywhere.


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Country:

Estonia | Finland

Language:

Estonian | Finnish | Russian

Release Date:

10 July 2020 (Finland) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

EUR1,400,000 (estimated)
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Exitfilm, Oy Bufo Ab See more »
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Color
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