Revolution of Pigs

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Revolution of Pigs
Directed by René Reinumägi
Jaak Kilmi
Produced by Anu Veermäe
Written by René Reinumägi
Jaak Kilmi
Starring Jass Seljamaa
Uku Uusberg
Lilian Alto
Arvo Kukumägi
Music by Leslie Laasner, Rein Rannap
Cinematography Arko Okk
Edited by Lauri Laasik
Distributed by Internetcinema
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AS MPDE Eesti: cinemas in Estonia
Release date
  • 18 March 2004 (2004-03-18)
Running time
98 minutes
Country Estonia
Language Estonian

The Revolution of Pigs (Estonian: Sigade revolutsioon) is an 2004 Estonian comedy film that was a feature film debut for 2 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 isn’t all it’s 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.


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
Succeeded by
Vanameeste paradiis


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