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The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version ... See full summary »

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Algimantas Puipa

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Balys Sruoga (novel), Algimantas Puipa | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Valentinas Masalskis ... Professor
Steven Berkoff ... Commandant Hoppe
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Wacek Kazlowski (as Liubomiras Lauciavicius)
Sarunas Puidokas Sarunas Puidokas ... Tadas
Irmantas Jankaitis Irmantas Jankaitis ... Germinski
Darius Miniotas Darius Miniotas ... Franc Bloy
Dainius Svobonas Dainius Svobonas ... Zagorski
Robertas Urbonas Robertas Urbonas ... Martin Heidel
Rimante Gasparaviciene Rimante Gasparaviciene ... Japanese prisoner
Marius Jampolskis Marius Jampolskis ... SS Guard leading the Professor
Diana Aneviciute Diana Aneviciute ... Professor's wife (as Diana Valiusaitiene Aneviciute)
Migle Grakauskaite Migle Grakauskaite ... Professor's daughter
Monika Biciunaite ... Hoppe's wife
Egle Gestauraite Egle Gestauraite ... Hoppe's Baby
Ugne Gestautaite Ugne Gestautaite ... Hoppe's Baby
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The story about one man- an artist and an intellectual- who was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version of the Ten Commandments. After miraculously surviving imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a bit of ironic fate, he writes a memoir of his life, which becomes the target of the Soviet censors. The so-called "freedom" of Communism becomes just as oppressive as the German concentration camp. Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Lithuania | UK

Language:

Lithuanian

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

Forest of the Gods See more »

Filming Locations:

Lithuania

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Box Office

Budget:

€1,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

LTL 57,530 (Lithuania), 23 September 2005, Limited Release
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Baltic Film Group,IMS 6 LLP See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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23 September 2005 | by kasyrablSee all my reviews

Hello everybody, I'm from Lithuania, the country where this movie was made :) Although I haven't seen it yet, I've read the book, which the movie is based on, "Balys Sruoga - Dievu Miskas" (Forest of the Gods) several times and the least I can say is that it's absolutely wonderful, capturing the cruelties of the concentration camp with subtle black humour and irony. Especially when describing the main "bad guys" (gards, authority of the camp). As you may know the book which the movie is based on is an autobiography of the author Balys Sruoga, he suffered in this camp and survived, then wrote a book. Not sure how good the movie is, but judging from the book it should be a masterpiece. Obviously, this movie should be viewed in original Lithuanian language for maximum effect, because sometimes, well most of the time, the subtitles are somewhat terrible. That'll be all,sorry for mistakes if any :)


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