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  • Disco and Atomic War (2009)
  • Not Rated
    80 min | Documentary
Disco and Atomic War (2009)
Not Rated
80 min | Documentary

A story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. It was a time when it was possible ...See moreA story about growing up in the Soviet Union. The film tells the story of a strange kind of information war, where a totalitarian regime stands face to face with the heroes of popular culture. And loses. It was a time when it was possible for erotic film star Emmanuelle to bring down the Red Army and MacGyver to outdo an entire school administration. It is a film about our generation, who were unknowingly brought to the front line of the Cold War. Western popular culture had an incomparable role shaping Soviet children's world views in those days. Finnish television was a window to a world of dreams that the authorities could not block in any way. Though Finnish channels were banned, many households found some way to access the forbidden fruit. Written by Warsaw Film Festival See less
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Nov 12, 2010 (United States)

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37 cast members
Name Known for
Kiur Aarma
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Jaak Kilmi
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Alo Kõrve
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Jaan Tootsen
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Liina Vahtrik
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Eduard Toman
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Urho Kekkonen
Self - president of Finland (archive footage) Self - president of Finland (archive footage)   See fewer
Esko Salminen
Self - Finnish historian, professor of media and communications Self - Finnish historian, professor of media and communications   See fewer
Teija Sopanen
Self - Finnish TV hostess (archive footage) Self - Finnish TV hostess (archive footage)   See fewer
Lieko Zachovalová
Self - Finnish news correspondent to Prague (voice) (archive footage) Self - Finnish news correspondent to Prague (voice) (archive footage)   See fewer
Sakari Kiuru
Self - former CEO of the Finnish Broadcasting Company Self - former CEO of the Finnish Broadcasting Company   See fewer
Arvo Sildnik
Self - television engineer Self - television engineer   See fewer
Edward Lucas
Self - the author of 'The New Cold War' Self - the author of 'The New Cold War'   See fewer
Ami Aspelund
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Yuri Andropov
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Hagi Sein
Self - sociologist, former head of the Estonian TV (as Hagi Shein) Self - sociologist, former head of the Estonian TV (as Hagi Shein)   See fewer
Georgi G. Potchepstov
Self - media researcher, professor Self - media researcher, professor   See fewer
Leonid Brezhnev
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Åke Blomqvist
Self - Finnish dance instructor (archive footage) Self - Finnish dance instructor (archive footage)   See fewer
Karl Vaino
Self - First Secretary of the Communist Party of Estonia (archive footage) Self - First Secretary of the Communist Party of Estonia (archive footage)   See fewer
Panda Nikander
Self - Finnish punk rocker (archive footage) Self - Finnish punk rocker (archive footage)   See fewer
Voldemar Lindström
Self - program director of the Soviet Estonian TV Self - program director of the Soviet Estonian TV   See fewer
Nikolai Haug
Self - inventor Self - inventor   See fewer
Ronald Reagan
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
David Hasselhoff
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Väinö Purje
Self - TV chef (archive footage) (as Väiski) Self - TV chef (archive footage) (as Väiski)   See fewer
Mikhail Gorbachev
Self (archive footage) Self (archive footage)   See fewer
Gerda Viira
Urve (reenactment) Urve (reenactment)   See fewer
Oskar Vuks
Jaak (reenactment) Jaak (reenactment)   See fewer
Toomas Pool
Toomas (reenactment) Toomas (reenactment)   See fewer
Jaan-Joosep Puusaag
Joosep (reenactment) Joosep (reenactment)   See fewer
Einar Kotka
Young Nikolai (reenactment) Young Nikolai (reenactment)   See fewer
Aleksandr Aug
Father of Joosep (reenactment) Father of Joosep (reenactment)   See fewer
Birgit Veemaa
Mother of Joosep (reenactment) Mother of Joosep (reenactment)   See fewer
Aivar Võimre
Self - little boy reading a poem (archive footage) Self - little boy reading a poem (archive footage)   See fewer
Mauno Koivisto
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
Arnold Rüütel
Self (uncredited) Self (uncredited)   See fewer
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