City Unplugged (1993)

Movie


City Unplugged (1993)
Tallinn pimeduses (original title)

In August, 1991, Estonia reclaims its independence from the USSR and brings to its national bank nearly $1 billion in gold bullion hidden in Paris for 50 years. Russian mobsters have a bold plan to hijack the gold after shutting down the capital's power at midnight. For this they need Toivo, an electrical technician. His wife is pregnant and she urges him to take the job ("$5000 buys lots of baby food"). After Toivo leaves for the plant, his wife goes into labor. Birth and blackout happen simultaneously; the baby needs an incubator, but there's no power. Jealousies within the Mob undercut the plan's smooth operation, and soon the Mob has Toivo to deal with as well.
Estonia
Finland
Sweden
IMDb   6.7 /10
TheMovieDb    6.1 /10
RottenTomatoes
FilmAffinity  
Creators
Director Ilkka Järvi-Laturi
Writer Paul Kolsby
Writer Ilkka Järvi-Laturi
Information
Release Date1995-06-22
Runtime1h 39min
GenreComedy, Crime, Thriller
Content RatingNot Rated (Not Rated)
AwardsAwards1 win & 1 nomination
CompanyFilmzolfo, Upstream Pictures, Filmlance International AB
CountryEstonia, Finland, Sweden, USA
LanguageEstonian
Toivoas Toivo
Mariaas Maria
Terjeas Terje
Mihhailas Mihhail
Väino Laes
Väino Laes
Andresas Andres
Peeter Oja
Peeter Oja
Dimitrias Dimitri
Antonas Anton
Villem Indrikson
Villem Indrikson
Kallasas Kallas
Andres Raag
Andres Raag
Kallase kaaslaneas Kallase kaaslane
Gerardo Contreras
Gerardo Contreras
Doctoras Doctor
Martin Tulmin
Martin Tulmin
Beebias Beebi
Kadri Kilvet
Kadri Kilvet
Meditsiiniõdeas Meditsiiniõde
Salme Poopuu
Salme Poopuu
Meditsiiniõdeas Meditsiiniõde
Ulvi Kreitsmann
Ulvi Kreitsmann
Meditsiiniõdeas Meditsiiniõde
Kristel Kärner
Kristel Kärner
Rase naineas Rase naine
Aleksander Kortava
Aleksander Kortava
Meesas Mees
Konias Koni
Stepan Maurits
Stepan Maurits
Koni kaaslaneas Koni kaaslane

Darkness in Tallinn

Darkness in Tallinn (a.k.a. "City Unplugged") (Estonian language: Tallinn pimeduses) is a 1993 feature film, a satirical political thriller directed by Ilkka Järvi-Laturi and written by Paul Kolsby. The film premiered on September 12, 1993 at the Toronto Festival of Festivals, and later played at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1994. Written by an American and directed by a Finn (the two met at New York University), the film was one of the more unusual and most popular of 1993. It was reshown at the Rotterdam Filmfestival 2013 for professional audience.


Cast

  • Ivo Uukkivi as Toivo
  • Elina Aasa as Violinist
  • Milena Gulbe as Maria
  • Jüri Järvet as Anton
  • Kristel Kärner as Extra
  • Kadri Kilvet as Nurse
  • Salme Poopuu as Nurse
  • Andres Raag as Contreras
  • Enn Klooren as Mikhail
  • Ulvi Kreitsmann as Nurse
  • Väino Laes as Andres
  • Kristel Leesmend as Saleswoman
  • Anna-Liisa Lehtimetsä as Extra
  • Leida Paju as Cleaning woman
  • Külli Palmsaar as Extra
  • Salme Poopuu as Nurse
  • Kerstin Raidma as Gang girl
  • Salme Reek as Shoplady
  • Garmen Tabor as Diana