Kalev

Kalev

91 mins | Drama, History | Sept. 19, 2022

It's the summer of 1990. The Soviet Union is teetering on the verge of collapse, while the little Baltic nations struggle to take back their lost independence. The Soviet Union's basketball championship is set to begin on the backdrop of a deeply divided society. The Estonian team Kalev faces a momentous decision. With Estonian independence seemingly within reach, a rising tide of public opinion opposes the Estonian national team's participation in the USSR's championship. That would contradict the people's aspirations for liberation. As professional athletes, the team makes the unpopular choice. The championship games start.

Kalev

91 mins | Drama, History | Sept. 19, 2022

Kalev
It's the summer of 1990. The Soviet Union is teetering on the verge of collapse, while the little Baltic nations struggle to take back their lost independence. The Soviet Union's basketball championship is set to begin on the backdrop of a deeply divided society. The Estonian team Kalev faces a momentous decision. With Estonian independence seemingly within reach, a rising tide of public opinion opposes the Estonian national team's participation in the USSR's championship. That would contradict the people's aspirations for liberation. As professional athletes, the team makes the unpopular choice. The championship games start.
Producers Allfilm, Ugri Film
Original title Kalev
Directors Ove Musting
Writers Mehis Pihla, Ove Musting, Martin Algus

Cast

Reimo Sagor

as Aivar Kuusmaa

Mait Malmsten

as Jaak Salumets

Priit Võigemast

as Riho Soonik

Mihkel Kuusk

as Gert Kullamäe

Ott Kartau

as Ivo Saksakulm

Veiko Porkanen

as Rauno Pehka

Kristjan Sarv

as Margus Metstak

Siim Maaten

as Andrus Nagel

Artūrs Putniņš

as Aleksandr Karavajev

Howard Frier

as George Jackson

Jonathan Peterson

as Tiit Sokk

Rauno Polman

as Aivar Toomiste

Mathias Leedo

as Marek Noormets

Andris Keišs

as Pranas Mickevicius

Jēkabs Reinis

as Sergei Babenko

Margus Jaanovits

as Heino Jürviste

Sulev Teppart

as Doctor Jalak

Jekaterina Kordas

as Salumets' Wife

Igor Rogatchov

as The KGB

Üllar Saaremäe

as Gert's Father

Karin Tammaru

as Gert's Mother

Rain Tolk

as Journalist #1

Nero Urke

as Journalist #2

Timur Ilikajev

as Spartak Coach

Tõnu Leemet

as Referee Ryzhyk

Mihkel Loot

as Referee Tsarikov

Kaspar Velberg

as Commentator

Slava Mogilevtsev

as Spartak's Referee

Taavi Teplenkov

as TV Reporter

Margarita Berezevskaja

as Commentator in Leningrad

Greete-Elena Priisalu

as Salumets' Younger Daughter

Fiona Veronika Vladi

as Salumets' Older Daughter

Raimo Pass

as Kuusmaa's Father

Piret Kalda

as Kuusmaa's Mother

Anne Reemann

as Kuusmaa's Aunt

Eleanora Tohv

as Kuusmaa's Daughter

Ats Pildre

as Kalev Bench Player Rein

Hugo Vaarend

as Kalev Bench Player Ove

Aleksandr Kutshmesov

as Man in an Overcoat

Hilje Murel

as TV Anchor

Eduard Salmistu

as Guy in the Bar

Juri Zilin

as Friend of the Man in an Overcoat

Artjom Garejev

as Militia on the Highway

Indrek Sammul

as Stranger

Pjotrs Karpuhins

as Militia

Kaspars Zāle

as Alma-Ata's Referee

Ragne Pekarev

as Security Desk Employee

Madis Allik

as Spartak Assistant Coach

Artur Liiv

as Spartak Player

Herki Rand

as Spartak Player

Jaagup Toome

as Spartak Player

Janek Veedla

as Spartak Player

Kaspar Komissarov

as Spartak Player

Anton Vassiljev

as Spartak Player

Madis Šumanov

as Spartak Player

Marten Mägi

as Spartak Player / CSKA Player

Tarvo Vent

as Spartak Player

Taivo Lember

as Spartak Player

Maksim Demidov

as Dinamo Coach

Aleksandr Domowoy

as Dinamo Captain

Dan Jeršov

as Dinamo #1

Aleksei Ronkel

as Dinamo Player

Romet Käämer

as Dinamo Player

Erki Kuhi

as Dinamo Player

Ott Sellis

as Dinamo Player

Oleg Leonjev

as Dinamo Player

Renno-Renek Rattasepp

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Ronald Pelin

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Alar Sala

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Alfred-Reinhard Vuks

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Rando Ratasepp

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Johannes Gutmann

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Taavi Väling

as Krasnodar Impulse Player

Gerhard Saks

as VEF Coach

Ardo Krass

as VEF Player

Andreas Org

as VEF Player

Erkki Kasenurm

as VEF Player

Heiki Riives

as VEF Player

Sander Viilup

as VEF Player

Martin Jurtom

as VEF Player

Kert Lepikson

as CSKA Player

Mart Lepikson

as CSKA Player

Karl Koppelmaa

as CSKA Player

Tauno Türk

as CSKA Player

Henry Ralph Sillak

as CSKA Player

Allar Lohu

as CSKA Player

Toomas Üprus

as CSKA Player

Arlet Robert Uusna

as ASK Player

Sten-Mark Virro

as ASK Player

Kris Hermann

as ASK Player

Kaspar Süvaorg

as ASK Player

Egert Kadastu

as Bench Boy

Meelis Rämmeld

as Aggressive Guy in the Bar