English Release date16 October 2008 (2008-10-16) WriterLauri Vahtre, Mihkel Ulman Initial releaseOctober 16, 2008 (Estonia) ScreenplayLauri Vahtre, Mihkel Ulman CastSergo Vares (Tanel Rõuk), Liisi Koikson (Anna Rõuk), Tõnu Kark (General Põdder), Mait Malmsten (Lawyer Jaan), Tambet Tuisk (Specialist), Carmen Mikiver (Elsa Kingissepp) Similar moviesNames in Marble (2002), Tambet Tuisk appears in Decemberheat and I Was Here, Made in Estonia (2003), Vasha (2009), Autumn Ball (2007)
December Heat (Estonian: Detsembrikuumus) is a 2008 historic action drama film about the 1924 Estonian coup d'état attempt directed by Asko Kase and starring Sergo Vares.
"December 1924. It's only a matter of minutes whether Estonian young independence continues to exist or we become a province with minor importance of big communist Russia. Independence which seems so self-evident today depends at that moment on couple of random coincidences."
Sergo Vares as Tanel Rõuk.
Liisi Koikson as Anna Rõuk.
Ain Lutsepp as Julius Saarepuu.
Piret Kalda as Maret Saarepuu.
Emil-Joosep Virkus as Joosep Saarepuu.
Tambet Tuisk as Specialist.
Mait Malmsten as lawyer Jaan (prototype: Jaan Anvelt).
Tiit Sukk as factory owner Indrek.
Rain Simmul as Head of Intelligence.
Tõnu Kark as Major General Ernst Põdder.
Priit Pedajas as Major General Johan Unt.
Carmen Mikiver as Elis Kingissepp.
Ilkka Koivula as Otto Kuusinen.
Yevgeni Knyazev as Grigori Zinovjev.
Actual conscripts from Tallinn's Guard Battalion were used to play the part of the mass-up soldiers.