August 1913. A boat bringing missionaries who call themselves “Jesus’s Matchsticks” lands on the island of Hiiumaa, inciting an explosive, religious awakening. Their followers’ eccentric and unbridled religious rites lead them to be called the Hoppers. At the same time, a Russian army platoon lands on Hiiumaa with a mission to fortify the empire’s Western border.
Will the small, windy island become the frontline of the imperial war or the gateway to heaven? A storm is brewing…
The Hoppers is a feature film currently in development.
Written by Kiur Aarma and Tiit Aleksejev
Director: Jaak Kilmi
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