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Goodbye Soviet Union (2020)

Original title: Nägemiseni NSVL

Feature film | Comedy

Goodbye Soviet Union

Lauri Randla’s first full length feature film - a humoristic coming of age story of Johannes, who is born prematurely to a premature single mother, of his destiny to be always separated from his loving ones, of the “iron curtain” and being different, loose of his hair because of pollution, and of his first 10-year kid’s love to Chechen girl, when playing santa claus bearded mujaheddins on the sunflower field. All on the turbulent background of the collapsing Soviet empire.

Director: Lauri Randla

Keywords: falling in love | mother-son relationship | Ingrians | Soviet space-time | Chechens | grandparents | View all »

Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Exitfilm, Bufo (Finland)
Film Category Feature film, Full lenght feature
Genre Comedy
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Russian


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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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