The Dissidents

The Dissidents (Ātrie igauņu puiši), dir. Jaak Kilmi, 90′, Estonia/Finland/Latvia, 2017

Fast-paced action comedy “The Dissidents” takes us back to the 1980s. Three Estonian guys flee Soviet Union to have as awesome life in the free world as they’ve seen in TV series. Swedes welcome friends as real heroes who broke through the Iron Curtain. But as the media circus blows over, our dissidents discover that they’ve become nothing more than tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as… work! The boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans that should guarantee success in the Western world. That’s when things go totally insane!

World Premiere 15.02.2017, Estonia
Latvian Premiere 03.05.2017, Riga, Splendid Palace

Scriptwriter Martin Algus
Cinematographer Aigars Sērmukšs
Original Music Samuli Erkkilä, Joni Suhonen
Main Cast Märt Pius, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Veiko Porkanen, Esko Salminen
Editor Tambet Tasuja
Producer Kristian Taska
Co-producer Jānis Kalējs
Production Company Taska Film (Estonia)

In cooperation with
Film Angels Productions
Baložu iela 11, Rīga, LV1048, Latvia
Tel: +371 6733 1921

Supported by
National Film Centre of Latvia