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Klass (The Class) (2007)





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One of several global dramas that reportedly culled direct inspiration from the infamous Columbine High School Massacre (and evidence, given its geographic origins, of that tragedy's global impact), Ilmar Raag's harrowing Estonian drama The Class (AKA Klass, 2007) unfolds in an Eastern European high school overrun by psychotic bullies. Amid this morass, 16-year-old Joosep (Part Usuberg) suffers from constant, sadistic belittlement and humiliation. One of his torturers, newcomer Kaspar (Vallo Kirs), soon changes sides and offers to protect the victim, as a kind of bodyguard, but in time, per human nature, the bullies also turn him into a pariah. One act of systematic humiliation too many soon pushes the two boys over the edge and sets the stage for an unremitting bloodbath of vengeance. Raag also authored the original script.
Art House & International , Drama
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Lauri Pedaja
as Anders
Pärt Uusberg
as Joosep
Vallo Kirs
as Kaspar
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Chilling Estonian movie about school violence and bullying. It's sad, dark, painful, depressing, and derived from real occurrences. This film portrayed it quite well.

Amanda Ø.
Amanda Ø.

Paula Solvak (Thea) looks a LOT like Michelle Trachtenberg (the girl from Eurotrip and Buffy The Vampire Slayer's sister). This movie was good. It's about bullying. One kid gets picked on all the time another who falls from the "in crowd". What sucks is the more you watch this film the more you hope the kid will get back at them. Waiting to see a Carrie-type scene. Or at least have him come in with a bat/gun/whatever and get his revenge. The scenery looked so very beautiful. The movie was pretty disturbing. *SPOILERS* From the beginning it has Columbine written all over it, but this time (as f*cked up as it sounds) you REALLY don't feel bad for the victims. At ALL. Which only makes this movie all the more disturbing. This is the best post-Columbine type kids picked on shooting up the school movie you'll see. I want you to notice how these kids were NOT affected by music or video games, as they do not cause violence. Being mentally tortured does. You can only take it so long before you snap. There was a point in the movie where the guy asked Joseph (the bullied) if he wanted to take a gun to the school and Joseph said no because he could take it. He said he could get beat up everyday and at the end he's out and doesn't have to look back. I admired him for this... but the bullies kind of went a bit too far. There's no coming back to normal life after what they did...

John Trifiletti
John Trifiletti

Excellent job! This is in fact the movie that should represent our country at the international film festivals, and not Magnus with its scandals.

Ilmar Meier
Ilmar Meier

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