Revolution of Pigs

The Revolution of Pigs (Estonian: Sigade revolutsioon) is a 2004 Estonian comedy film that was a feature film debut for two young Estonian directors René Reinumägi and Jaak Kilmi.[1] Fueled by a great soundtrack of classic ‘80s pop, the revolution is brewing. Set in the summer of 1986, hundreds of teenagers have gathered in the woods for Estonian student summer camp—three days full of adventures, falling in love and partying. But, when the teens are forced to comply with rules of proper behavior, camp in a totalitarian system is not all it is cracked up to be. The political metaphor of the counselors’ control leads to an uprising of the students. The main character is 16-year-old Tanel, who initially is as focused on losing his virginity and getting drunk as overthrowing the system. But taking part in the revolt, he discovers himself.

Revolution of Pigs
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Directed byRené Reinumägi
Jaak Kilmi
Produced byAnu Veermäe
Written byRené Reinumägi
Jaak Kilmi
StarringJass Seljamaa
Uku Uusberg
Lilian Alto
Arvo Kukumägi
Music byLeslie Laasner, Rein Rannap
CinematographyArko Okk
Edited byLauri Laasik
Distributed byInternetcinema
Sigade revolutsioon OÜ
AS MPDE Eesti
Release date
  • 18 March 2004 (2004-03-18)
Running time
98 minutes
CountryEstonia
LanguageEstonian

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Awards
Preceded by
The Nekst
Special Jury Prize Silver St. George
26th Moscow International Film Festival[2] (For film that could show the past but represent the future)
Succeeded by
Bad Land
Preceded by
KULKA Award for Best Motion Picture
BEST FILM OF YEAR 2004
Succeeded by
Vanameeste paradiis

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Variety International Film Guide
  2. ^ "26th Moscow International Film Festival (2004)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2013-04-06.

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