TALLINN: Director Jaak Kilmi’s fast-paced action comedy The Dissidents opens in Estonian cinemas on 17 February. Kilmi is an awarded documentary director making a rare foray into fiction filmmaking.
The Estonian/Finnish/Latvian film is produced by Taska Films and Film Angels Productions. Sales are being handled by Michael Werner at Eyewell.
The film, with a script by Martin Algus, is set in the 1980’s. Three young men flee the Soviet Union to Sweden in search of the awesome life style they’ve seen on American TV shows, such as Miami Vice and Knight Rider. At first the Swedes welcome them as real heroes, who broke through the Iron Curtain, but soon they're regarded as just more tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as work! But the boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans sure to guarantee success in the Western world.
Director: Jaak Kilmi Screenwriter: Martin Algus Cinematographer: Aigars Sērmukšs
Main Cast: Märt Pius, Karl-Andreas Kalmet, Veiko Porkanen Art Director: Katrin Sipelgas Sound design: Pekka Karjalainen Music by: Samuli Erkkilä, Joni Suhonen Editor: Tambet Tasuja Producer: Kristian Taska Co-producers: Ilkka Matila, Janis Kalejs Produced by: Taska Film OÜ (Estonia), MRP Matila Röhr Productions Oy (Finland), Film Angels Productions (Latvia)