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by Asko Kase


An action-drama based on the attempted Communist coup in Tallinn on December 1, 1924. Newlyweds Tanel and Anna Rõuk are emigrating from Estonia, but on the morning of their departure the rebellion hits. Tanel, having just resigned from the military, must swing back into action to save his wife and his own life. The build-up to the bloody night reveals itself through the action or inaction of generals and government leaders, culminating with the secret communiqué that only Tanel can interrupt and save the nation.

international title: December Heat
original title: Detsembrikuumus
country: Estonia
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Asko Kase
film run: 90'
release date: EE 16/10/2008
screenplay: Lauri Vahtre, Mihkel Ulman
cast: Sergo Vares, Liisi Koikson, Mait Malmsten, Tõnu Kark
cinematography by: Kjell Lagerroos
film editing: Tambet Tasuja
art director: Silver Vahtre
costumes designer: Reet Aus
music: Sven Grünberg
producer: Artur Talvik
production: Ruut Pictures (Eetriüksus Ltd)
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