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Rodeo – Taming a Wild Country


In 1992, Estonia saw its first free election since World War II. The young republic was in chaos. Still, a 32-year-old idealist called Mart Laar was elected into office and went on to become Europe’s youngest Prime Minister.
Estonian-Finnish co-production tells of the first years of independence as the country traveled towards capitalism and out of the Soviet past. Suddenly you could get bananas and pantyhose from the store – if you had money. 

Language: Estonian, English, Swedish, Finnish
Subtitles: English

The directors Kiur Aarma and Raimo Jõerand and producer Ari Matikainen will be present at Monday’s and Saturday’s screenings. After Friday’s screening, at 18:45 at Savoy, a discussion will be held on the first years of Estonia’s independence.

  • Director: Kiur Aarma, Raimo Jõerand
  • Country: Estonia
  • Year: 2017
  • Length: 75 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Manfred Vainokivi
  • Editing: Matti Näränen
  • Audio: Horret Kuus
  • Music: Ardo Ran Varres
  • Production: Kiur Aarma, Ari Matikainen / Traumfabrik & Kinocompany


  • Savoy-teatteri: Mon 29.1. klo 19.00, avajaisnäytös
  • Savoy-teatteri: Fri 2.2. klo 17.30
  • Kinopalatsi 7: Sat 3.2. klo 21.00


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