Goodbye Soviet Union
A humoristic coming of age story by Lauri Randla based on director’s childhood in Estonia during the last years of Soviet Union.
Johannes is born into an eccentric family in the Estonian Soviet Republic. When his mother leaves for Finland, and he’s left to be raised by his grandparents, snappy Johannes is forced to face life on his own. He falls deeply in love with his classmate, Vera, takes risks, gets into fights, and gets punished… all the while, in the background, the Evil Empire collapses. As the Lenins fall and the Barbie dolls take over, the crocodile Genas and the Moskvitches are forced to step aside, leaving the road to the West wide open!
Lauri Randla’s Goodbye Soviet Union is a comedy about the adventures of the Ingrian-Finnish Tarkkinen family in the last days of the Soviet Union.
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