Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja tuumasoda) (2010)

Disco and Atomic War (Disko ja tuumasoda)

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Winner of the Best Documentary prize at the Warsaw International Film Festival, this witty, charming, and provocative 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 … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International
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Written By: Jaak Kilmi, Kiur Aarma
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A playful compendium of archival footage, dramatic reconstructions with a surreal comic edge and solemn talking heads.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
New York Times
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It's the true story of how the Soviet government that ruled Estonia into the 1980s began to lose control when somebody discovered they could illegally tap into Western TV from neighboring Finland.

Full Review… | November 12, 2010
New York Post
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If another contemporary nonfiction film makes a better case for the still-controversial tactic of blending scripted scenes into factual footage, I haven't seen it.

Full Review… | November 9, 2010
Village Voice
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
Variety
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Don't be completely deceived by the film's light touch; Disco and Atomic War still makes a number of salient points.

Full Review… | November 19, 2010
NYC Film Critic

The kind of rare documentary that simultaneously informs and delights even those who don't care much about history or politics.

Full Review… | November 17, 2010
NYC Movie Guru

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