Archive of films Made in Estonia / Vanad ja kobedad saavad jalad alla

2003, 100 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2004

Goofy light satire centred on two Tallinn DJs and the soap opera they enact on their radio programme.


Made with zest, and more affection than anger, Made in Estonia reps a true-to-its-name light satire that has been pleasing crowds back home hungry for homegrown fare after a long industry drought. Goofy plot is framed by the device of two radio DJs improvising an on-air soap opera: pic cuts from the narrators to the soap-opera story, which forms the bulk of the film. This story centers on an aging Tallinn schlemiel coping with his forced move to the dilapidated but idyllically located digs in the southern countryside. Faces from the radio studio´s world crop up - often in surprising guises - in the soap, while re-emerging Estonia´s troubles get a gentle ribbing.
Leslie Felperin


RUUT Pictures
Faehlmanni 10, 10125, Tallinn
Tel: +372 697 7079, +372 628 4545
Fax: +372 697 7077

Lifesize Entertainment & Releasing
194 Elmwood Drive, Suite 2, NJ 07054, Parsippany
United States of America
Tel: +1 973 884 4884
Fax: +1 973 428 9550

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Rando Pettai
Screenplay: Peep Pedmanson
Dir. of Photography: Mait Mäekivi
Music: Genialistid
Editor: Tambet Tasuja
Producer: Tõnis Haavel, Kaupo Karelson
Production: Ruut Pictures
Cast: Henrik Normann, Madis Milling, Piret Laurimaa, Robert Gutmann, Viire Valdma, Marko Matvere, Jan Uuspõld, Enn Reitel, Peeter Oja
Contact: RUUT Pictures, Lifesize Entertainment & Releasing


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