Kalev - even with its flaws, simply *amazing*. if you told me that a writing team of Mehis Pihla, Ove Musting (neither of whom have written a feature before), and Martin Algus (who has written some films that i *hate* with a burning passion) would be able to pack so much political intrigue, wonderful characters, great humor, and thrilling basketball scenes into 91 minutes… i wouldn’t fucking believe you. yet they do. yes, it isn’t perfect (every line of the annoyingly exposition-filled commentator voice-over is trash and should be cut & some characters deserved *a few* more moments and minutes of screen time, especially after the climax), but what a wonderful cinematic experience this is. Rein Kotov’s cinematography is sensational, the film sounds incredible & everyone from the cast brings their a-game. crowds will love. a film this good, especially an Estonian one, deserves to be seen on the big screen.