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The Little Comrade

98 minutes 2018 7.5

The year is 1950 as the Soviet Union occupies Estonia. Stalin's terrorist machine steams on and does what it can to eradicate the Estonian heritage. 6-year-old Leelo's mother, who is the principal of the village school, is arrested while Leelo watches as the security service finds a Latvian flag among his mother's belongings. A forbidden, patriotic symbol. The mother's last words to the daughter sound; "If you're a good little girl, I'll be back soon…". Leelo promises to be a good little girl to get her mother back.

An important historical document that shows how the Russian occupation could be seen through the eyes of a child. The film is directed by Estonian Moonika Simmets after Lello Tungl's famous trilogy "Comrade Kid", "The Grown-ups" and "Velvet and Sawdust".

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Original title: Seltsimees laps
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama
Actors: Yuliya Aug, Helena Maria Reisner, Tambet Tuisk
Director: Moonika Siimets
Producer: Riina Sildos
Script: Moonika Siimets
Country: Estonia
Language: Estonian