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(1994, feature, 35mm, colour, 90 min.)
Director of photography:
Budapest Film Studio
Lege Artis Film (Tallin)
47ème Paralèlle (Paris)
The six-year-old Alexandre and his Estonian parents are exiles travelling towards the Caucasus. At one of the stations Alexandre sees a film about the big dipper. The big dipper becomes a symbol of his child hood dreams. He is called back to his country 40 years later. He meets two young girls. Ruth is a pushy character, Sirje trusts feelings. She runs a school. The school operates in the house that used to belong to Alexandre’s parents. Sirje mercilessly kicks out the man at first, but when he forms contacts with children, she becomes friendlier. Alexandre wonders what would happen if he built an entertainment park. He has already built a smaller one with his own hands in exile. He wants to impress Ruth with the business plan. Arvi is a policeman in love with Sirje, but she is in love with Alexandre. Arvi starts to investigate out of jealousy and finds that the building materials have been smuggled. Alexandre and Ruth get married in the meantime, but Ruth runs away. Alexandre finds out at the police station that the money he used to build the entertainment park with came from the dirty work of those who called him back. The entertainment park is finished. Alexandre has a lot of money but his childhood dreams are destroyed.