Disco and Atomic War
Estonia, 2009, 80’
A film about a strange kind of information war where the totalitarian regime faces pop-culture heroes in the trenches, and final victory goes to flirty Emmanuelle and secret agent MacGyver. About a time when Western pop-culture played a significant role in shaping the views of Soviet youth, though from today’s perspective it may seem a little strange and exaggerated. Finnish TV was the window to a dreamland for Estonia that the Communist party leaders never managed to close. Even though Western frequencies were blocked, many homes found a way to access the forbidden fruit. Disco and Atomic War expresses a singular view of recent history where spy-film elements co-mingle with human tragic-comedy.
“Our brains were bombed with television waves. This completely changed our whole lives. We were in a situation where the real life world began to seem a little asinine, and all the pretty and exciting things were hidden away in television sets”, says director Jaak Kilmi.
Film’s trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8Ocuy6LsDw
Directed by Jaak Kilmi, Kiur Aarma
Produced by Kuukulgur Film