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Vella kalpi vella dzirnavas (1972)

| Adventure, Comedy, History
It is the time when Poland and Sweden are fighting for Riga. Three brave young men interfere and the city remains in the hands of Riga citizens.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Haralds Ritenbergs ... Andris
Arturs Ekis Arturs Ekis ... Peteris
Eduards Pavuls ... Ermanis
Lolita Cauka Lolita Cauka ... Ruta
Olga Drege ... Anna
Baiba Indriksone ... Lene
Karlis Sebris ... Samsons
Elza Radzina ... Gertrude
Evalds Valters ... Mayor Eks
Igrida Andrina ... Cecilija (as Ingrid Andrina)
Janis Grantins ... Daniels Rebuss
Valentins Skulme ... General Svenson
Voldemar Akuraters ... Rozenkrancs
Edgars Zile Edgars Zile ... Salderns
Arturs Dimiters ... Ambassador
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The 30-year war still goes on. Riga headmasters have decided to submit themselves to mercy of Polish-Lithuanian Duke. Rigas' defenders disagree strongly and steal the ceremonial Key of Riga. Will they succeed in their fight against all odds? Will three Latvian musketeers have their happily ever after? Some musical/dance numbers by Raimonds Pauls are included, too. Written by rower

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Latvian

Also Known As:

Slugi dyavola na chyortovoy melnitse See more »

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Rigas Kinostudija See more »
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Color
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it's good
22 December 2005 | by guntizzSee all my reviews

It's good! Everyone should see this film! One of the best that we - Latvians - have created! ;) It shows the great spirit of us. Over the centuries we have been fighting against greater powers - crusaders (Germans), Sweden, Rzecpospolita-Polska, Russians... This movie shows short period of 17th century when Sweden and Poland attempted to get control over Latvian lands and its administrative center - Riga, that was one of the key trading points in Baltic sea region! This movie shows few heroes that fought against foreign forces. They are somehow similar to musketeers of Alexander Dima - "One for all and all for one!" Some great play by best theater actors of those times makes this movie even more magnificent!


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