An upbeat comedy about three boys that escape from Soviet Estonia to Sweden via Finland in the 1980s to fulfill their dreams in the free world.

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Credited cast:
Märt Pius ...
Ralf
Karl-Andreas Kalmet ...
Mario / Speculator
Veiko Porkanen ...
Meathead
Esko Salminen ...
Lars-Jukka Lampinen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Martin Algus ...
Estonian Investigator
Pia Andersson ...
Kaisa
Marika Barabanstsikova ...
Ralf's Mother
Dave Benton ...
Cuban
Yulya Berngardte ...
Rita
Andres Dvinjaninov ...
Man in a Grey Suit
Elina Hiltunen ...
Pizza Girl
Peeter Jürgens ...
Estonian House Official
Aake Kalliala ...
Göran
Henrik Kalmet ...
Mario's brother
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Fast-paced action comedy "The Dissidents" takes us back to the 1980s. Three Estonian guys flee Soviet Union, because they want to have as awesome life in the free world as they've seen in TV series "Miami Vice", "Knight Rider" and "Santa Barbara". Swedes welcome friends as real heroes, who broke through the Iron Curtain. But as the media circus blows over, our dissidents discover that they've become nothing more than tedious immigrants. To put food on the table, they have to do something as lame as... work! But the boys are no quitters, so they come up with new crazy plans that should guarantee success in the Western world. That's when things go totally insane!

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17 February 2017 (Estonia)  »

Also Known As:

Atrie igaunu puisi  »

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