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City Unplugged (1993)

Darkness in Tallinn

Original title: Tallinn pimeduses

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Feature film | Thriller Duration 95:00

City Unplugged

It is the year of 1991. The pre-war gold reserve of the Republic of Estonia is being sent back to its homeland from Paris. There are gold bars worth billions that are about to arrive at Estonian Bank after fifty years of concealment. The local mafia is planning a great gold robbery. Extensive blackout would help them to switch off all security systems - young electrician Toivo is offered a huge sum of money if he will cut off electricity in the whole city. Toivo's pregnant wife Maria tells him to accept the job. At the same night, she gives ...

Director: Ilkka Järvilaturi

Keywords: chain-smoking | turpitude | losing a loved one | doctor | car racing | power station | electrician | life and death | hospital nurses | riding a bicycle | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) FilmZolfo (Finland)
Color bw, color
Sound sound
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Thriller
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Subtitles English, Finnish
Duration 95:00

Crew

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Producer Lasse Saarinen | Ilkka Järvilaturi
Co-producer Börje Hansson | Heikki Takkinen | Peeter Urbla
Director Ilkka Järvilaturi
Screenwriter Paul Kolsby
Writer of Dialogue Paul Kolsby
Cinematographer Rein Kotov
Art Director Toomas Hõrak
Costume Designer Mare Raidma
Composer Mader
Sound Designer Jussi Sergio Väntänen
Editor Christopher Tellefsen

Cast

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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Villem Indrikson - Officer Kallas | Tõnu Kark - Butt | Stepan Maurits - Butt's companion | Ain Lutsepp - Ernst | Andres Raag - Kallas's companion | Herardo Contreras - Doctor | Kadri Kilvet - Nurse | Salme Poopuu - Nurse | Ulvi Kreitsman - Nurse

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 12.09.1993, Toronto Film Festival, Canada
  • in cinema: 06.02.2008, Cinema Coca-Cola Plaza, Tallinn, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Greece), 1994, Silver Alexander
  • Participation, Toronto International Film Festival (Canada), 1993
  • Participation, Chicago International Film Festival (USA), 1993

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm