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Goodbye Soviet Union (2020)

Original title: Nägemiseni NSVL

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Feature film | Drama | Comedy Duration 91:00

Goodbye Soviet Union

Lauri Randla’s first full length feature film is a comedy about the adventures of the Ingrian-Finnish Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.
Johannes is born into an eccentric family in the Estonian Soviet Republic. When his mother leaves for Finland, and he’s left to be raised by his grandparents, snappy 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, ...

Director: Lauri Randla

Keywords: falling in love | mother-son relationship | Ingrians | KGB | Krokodill Gena | militiaman | Soviet space-time | onu  | Perestroika | coup d'état attempt in Moscow | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Drama, Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian
Duration 91:00


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Producer Peeter Urbla | Mark Lwoff
Director Lauri Randla
Screenwriter Lauri Randla
Cinematographer Elen Lotman
Art Director Jaana Jüris
Costume Designer Mare Raidma
Composer Lauri Randla
Editor Andres Hallik

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