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Disko ja tuumas§da (Disco and Atomic War)
 
Documentary
Estonia/Finland 2009
80 min
Direction: Jaak Kilmi
Language: Estonian with English subtitles

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Subsequent to this opening film of the Estonian Film Festival 2011, there was a panel discussion with producer and co-scriptwriter Kiur Aarma!

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A film about childhood in soviet Estonia, about cold war and hot cravings. Disco and Atomic War tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses to them. During the cold war, in Tallinn and along the northern border of Estonia Finnish television broadcasts became sought-after alternatives to official state-run TV. Soon an ocean of antennas was directed towards Helsinki and so many household participated in forbidden fruits of class enemy. To the annoyance of soviet nomenklatura, the "window to the world of dreams" could not be shut any more.

Disco and Atomic War presents it's own version of late history and thereto transforms spy games into human tragicomedies. The scenes re-enacted in the film base on the memories of children who grew up in the 1980's.
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