Previous Work
Baltic Event
The Dissidents

You must be logged in to watch films on Festival Scope

The Dissidents (Sangarid/Loikkarit)

Directed by Jaak Kilmi

  • Estonia, Finland, Latvia 2017; 90 min
  • Original version: Estonian, Finnish, Swedish, Russian, English
  • Genre: Comedy

  • From the director of THE SLEEPING BEAST presented at Baltic Event


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 inthe 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!



    Adeele Tähemaa