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Midsummer Madness (2007)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 12 October 2007 (Austria)
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A comedy that follows a group of people immersed in Latvia's summer solstice celebration, the shortest night of the year.

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Alexander Hahn

Writers:

Alexander Hahn (screenplay), Alexander Hahn (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Orlando Wells Orlando Wells ... Curt
Gundars Abolins ... Oskars
Maria de Medeiros ... Livia
Dominique Pinon ... Toni
Chulpan Khamatova ... Aida
Tobias Moretti ... Peteris
Detlev Buck ... Axel
Roland Düringer Roland Düringer ... Karl
Birgit Minichmayr ... Maija
Daniil Spivakovskiy ... Foma
Aurelija Anuzhite Aurelija Anuzhite ... Natasha
Yevgeni Sitokhin ... Leonid
Victor McGuire ... Mike
Benito Sambo Benito Sambo ... Yuki
Peter Faerber Peter Faerber ... Egons
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Storyline

Janu Nakts (St. John's Night) is a traditional Latvian celebration during which family and friends gather to build bonfires, barbecue, drink and generally have a good time. According to legend, lovers and those who would like to fall in love, can search the woods for the "magic fern" on this night. This magic fern serves as the focus and pivotal point of the six stories in "Midsummer Madness" It is also a metaphor for the film's underlying theme - finding love. "MIDSUMMER MADNESS " is reflected in the recurring element of the magic fern, a metaphor (both in the film and in real life) for love. The question posed by the film is: can a search for love ever be successful? Each story deals with this question. An answer is provided at the film's conclusion in a humorous and unforgettable way: we see the legendary fern, glowing magically in a meadow. It exists after all! Then a cow ambles along and eats it. The deeper message, which is not obvious to the audience, is therefore: Yes, a ... Written by Joe W. Wrist

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Latvia | UK | Austria | Russia

Language:

English | Latvian | Russian | French

Release Date:

12 October 2007 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Car kresne noci See more »

Filming Locations:

Austria See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$138,985
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Sound Mix:

Dolby (Synchro Film, Austria)

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Color
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Quotes

Customs Officer: American?
Curt: Yeah.
Customs Officer: Fingerprints.
Curt: Why?
Customs Officer: You take our fingerprints. So... we take yours.
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, there is a short scene showing the customs officer in Riga airport, repeating a line from the beginning of the film, but ending the sentence differently. See more »

Alternate Versions

Midsummer Madness - The Director's Cut aka Version East. See more »

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Referenced in Nearby (2019) See more »

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Jauna, jauka mamina
Performed by Device
Composed and Lyrics by Ruslans Kuksinovics
Publisher: MicRic
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Lathuania? There is no such country. And some good thoughts about the movie.
18 November 2007 | by liv1983See all my reviews

First of all, about the sentence "where many people from different countries come to Lathuania". What kind of country is Lathuania? Maybe it is a new way of mixing two different countries (which though have things in common): Latvia and Lithunia. The events take place mostly in Latvia and only a little bit in Lithuania. I thought it was very important to say this as I am Latvian and do not like mixing up the two countries or even saying a wrong name of our country. Nothing personal, please. This movie for me as a Latvian was very exciting from the very first moment. I suppose it is more interesting for those who represent the nationalities involved in the movie, like Latvians, Lithuanians, Russians, English, Americans, Germans, Austrians, French and even Chinese (did I forgot anybody?). I liked the way Latvians and other nationalities were represented. Good humor, really!


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