Darkness In Tallinn

  |  82 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC
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The first feature to come out of the newly independent state of Estonia is a dark political heist thriller that won the Grand Prix du Public at Belfort in 1990. $900 million in gold bars from Estonia were stashed in a Parisian bank between the two world wars. Fifty years later, as Estonia is buzzing with the excitement of independence from the Soviet Union, the citizens prepare to welcome home the national treasure. Meanwhile a gang is planning to steal the gold by employing the services of Toivo, a young electrician, and turning off the city's electricity. But as the heist takes place Toivo's wife goes into labour and he must race to turn the electricity on.