The First World War is over. Martins, after many years spent in war abroad, returns to his bride Elza in Latvia. He does not realize that the decisive battle for the heart of Elza and for the newly founded Latvian state is yet to come.
Imants Veide is writing a script about con artists and their schemes. Together with his friend Harijs Kuharjonoks he's trying them out for real for greater authenticity, but gets too entangled in real criminal schemes.
A story about Pavulans family life in Latgale, traditions and values that are passed down from generation to generation. Little Bonuks from an early age learns to build relationships with family members and others, with God and nature.
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"Baiga vasara" is an attempt to show a dark page of latvian history (By the way, Latvia is a small country in Europe, between Russia and Baltic sea). Unfortunately the the movie is (in my opinion) savourless, because of very short and primitive dialogues. I also dislike sense of humor of this film (the director A. Grauba also directs cheap sitcoms on TV). Overall Latvian movie industry don't have enough finances to make really good movie yet. Talented directors can't get financial support for their ideas. Money for moviemaking gets well-connected people.
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