Icarus Films | Release Date: November 12, 2010
Summary: This film recounts how in the mid 1980's, the nation of Estonia still lay firmly in the grip of the Soviet Union, and the repressive authorities controlled virtually all aspects of Estonian life. The totalitarian government's power was derived in no small part from their ability to censor cultural life and keep Western culture on the other side of the border. Rock and Roll was but a rumor and the only television shows on the air were dreary propaganda. But one day everything changed. Just a few miles across the border in Finland, a huge new television antenna was built that broadcast western signals in all directions--including directly into the heart of the Talinn, the capital of Estonia. (Icarus Films)
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Runtime: 80 min
Production: Eetriüksus
Genres: Documentary
Countries: Finland, Estonia
Languages: English, Russian, Estonian, Finnish
Director Credit
Jaak Kilmi Director
Writer Credit
Jaak Kilmi Writer
Kiur Aarma Writer
Cast Credit
Åke Blomqvist Himself
Aleksandr Aug Father Of Joosep
Alo Kõrve Narrator
Birgit Veemaa Mother Of Joosep
David Hasselhoff Himself/Michael Knight
Eduard Toman Narrator
Einar Kotka Young Nikolai
Gerda Viira Urve
Jaak Kilmi Narrator
Jaan Tootsen Narrator
Jaan-Joosep Puusaag Joosep
Kiur Aarma Narrator
Liina Vahtrik Narrator
Oskar Vuks Jaak
Toomas Pool Toomas
Producer Credit
Aleksi Bardy Co-Producer: Helsinki Filmi
Annika Sucksdorff Co-Producer: Helsinki Filmi
Kiur Aarma Producer