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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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Orlando Wells ...
Curt
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Oskars
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Livia
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Toni
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Aida
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Peteris
Detlev Buck ...
Axel
Roland Düringer ...
Karl
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Maja
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Foma
Aurelija Anuzhite ...
Natasha
Yevgeni Sitokhin ...
Leonid
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Mike
Benito Sambo ...
Yuki
Peter Faerber ...
Egons
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pits Andersons ...
Rock'n Roll Singer
Edite Andrejeva ...
Soccer fan
Eriks Arajs ...
Fireman
Elina Banga ...
Nurse
Annija Belogrudova ...
Magone
Dzintars Belogrudovs ...
Berzinsh
Gatis Belogrudovs ...
Musician
Aija Berzina ...
Nurse
Laura Bluma ...
Patient
Janis Blums ...
Janis
Elina Brumane ...
Receptionist
Ainars Bushs ...
Fireman
Jevgenijs Cerkess ...
Paramedic #2
Kristiana Dreimane ...
Catering girl
Anta Engele ...
Jolanta
Janina Feldmane ...
Old lady
Horst Ferdinand ...
Baby
Zhana Gailis ...
Rascally girl
Raimonds Gedertsons ...
Fireman
Jana Goba ...
Gunta
Klavs Grieze ...
Soccer fan
Ingemars Grivels ...
Soccer fan
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Policeman
Leo Hirsons ...
Wladimir
Niks Jakabsons ...
Rascally boy
Aleksis Jalaneckis ...
Fireman
Ugis Kahnisl ...
Paramedic
Guna Kalnina ...
Patient
Voldemars Karpacs ...
Peasant
Alexander Kerr ...
Receptionist
Janis Kirmuska ...
Kruminsh
Kseniya Kostina ...
Nurse
Andrejs Kurmelis ...
Fireman
Toms Lagzdins ...
Oak leave
Katrina Liepa ...
Waitress
Girts Lukevics ...
Paramedic #1
Mairis Marcinkevics ...
Paramedic
Zigurds Neimanis ...
Doctor
Kristine Nevarauska ...
Cilda
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Doctor
Egils Osis ...
Balderis
Udis Ozolins ...
Customs Officer
Armands Ozols ...
Fireman
Aleksandrs Petukhovs ...
Vodokhlebnikovs
Rojs Piziks ...
Soccer fan
Alfreds Pjatkins ...
Craftsman
Anatolijs Pjatkins ...
Man behind Pinon
Tatjana Ploskikh ...
Katharina
Aivars Pochs ...
Fireman
Aivars Pods ...
Fireman
Didzis Pods ...
Fireman
Andrejs Pogrebnjaks ...
Fireman
Solveiga Poikane ...
Woman at ticket counter
Dainis Porgants ...
Purvinsh
Harijs Provornijs ...
Krishna
Pauls Puke ...
Soccer fan
Gatis Pumpurs ...
Soccer fan
Jakov Rafalson ...
Nikita
Boris Reznik ...
Piano man
Karlis Rozentals ...
Soccer fan
Yulya Rumyanceva ...
Dasha
Juris Safronovs ...
Doctor
Dmitrijs Saveljevs ...
Soccer fan
Aleksej Sharando ...
Doorman
Aleksandr Sircov ...
Contrabass player
Dita Smaukstele ...
Nurse
Kristaps Sprogis ...
Soccer fan
Edgars Spura ...
Musician
Dzordzs Steels ...
Doctor #1
Armands Strauja ...
Oak leave
Imbi Strenga ...
Marite
Sarmite Sumane ...
Soccer fan
Krista Terauda ...
Dakota Rollergirl #1
Henrijs Timmermanis ...
American tourist
Vitalijs Tmsevichs ...
Patient
Viktorija Tokarska ...
Rollergirl
Gints Treijs ...
Soccer fan
Matiss Tuchs ...
Rascally boy
Imants Vekmanis ...
Fireman
James-William Watts ...
Lewis
Veits Ziedonis ...
Fireman
Kaspars Znotins ...
Borderguard
Oksana Zubkova ...
Masha

Directed by

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Alexander Hahn

Written by

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Alexander Mahler ... (additional material) and
Norman Hudis ... (additional material) &
Dan Wicksman ... (additional material)
 
Nuria Wicksman ... (additional material)
 
Alexander Hahn ... (screenplay)
 
Alexander Hahn ... (story)

Produced by

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Dzintars Belogrudovs ... consulting producer
Markus Fischer ... producer
Alexander Hahn ... associate producer
Uli Mueller-Uri ... line producer
Konstantin Serebryakov ... co-producer
Guntis Trekteris ... co-producer
Steve Walsh ... co-producer

Music by

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Klaus Hundsbichler ... (Version "West")
Markus Pöchinger ... (Version "East")
Boris Resnik

Cinematography by

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Jerzy Palacz

Film Editing by

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Justin Krish

Editorial Department

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Stephen Haren ... assistant editor
Natasha Wilkinson ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Ieva Rubene

Production Design by

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Ieva Romanova ... (as Ieva Romanova)

Set Decoration by

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Maris Sejans

Costume Design by

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Thomas Oláh

Makeup Department

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Rima Aboltina ... key hair stylist
Gita Dobelniece ... additional makeup artist
Andrea Hanke ... makeup artist
Ilze Trumpe ... assistant makeup artist

Production Management

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Milanka Comfort ... production manager
Wendy Wolfcarius ... production manager: UK

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Baiba Aizkalna ... third assistant director
Aija Berzina ... second assistant director
Peter Evers ... first assistant director
Ben Hughes ... first assistant director
Nicolas Neuhold ... first assistant director: second unit
Andrej Vorobyev ... trainee assistant director

Art Department

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Nauris Cans ... construction coordinator
Andris Holms ... assistant art director
Atis Holms ... assistant art director
Endijs Kisis ... assistant art director
Dace Rozlapa ... property master
Nauris Stalazs ... assistant art director
Oskars Utinans ... assistant art director
Petra Zöpnek ... storyboard artist

Sound Department

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Vladislav Boyadjiev ... assistant sound engineer
Vicky Brazier ... sound editor
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Ina Fischer ... boom operator
William Edouard Franck ... sound (as William Franck)
Eckhart Goebel ... re-recording mixer
Sue Harding ... foley artist
Alexander Koller ... sound mixer
Tim Lewiston ... sound designer
Viktors Licovs ... boom operator: additional unit
Aivars Riekstins ... sound recordist
Ruth Sullivan ... foley artist

Visual Effects by

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Yuri Chukancev ... 3D artist
Peter Höhsl ... digital effects artist
Sepp Kloucek ... color grader
Pavel Korpelianskiy ... 3D artist
Sergey Krivoplyasov ... 3D artist
Marija Nikonova ... CGI editor
Alexander Petrov ... CGI supervisor (as Alexander N. Petrov)
Sergey Primak ... 3D artist
Konstantin Serebryakov ... CGI producer
Aleksey Shiriaev ... 3D artist
Olga Shmykova ... 3D artist
Mikhail Zhilin ... 3D artist

Stunts

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Hermanis Andersons ... stunt performer
Alexander Hahn ... stunt driver
Martins Hirsons ... fire stunts double

Camera and Electrical Department

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Andrius Baltrusiunas ... key grip
Aleksandar Bilic ... focus puller
Kaspare Brakis ... additional loader
Jurij Charciuk ... Steadicam technician
Aivars Dambekalns ... camera operator
Joe Fish ... still photographer
Jaroslav Gedrovic ... electrician assistant
Uldis Jancis ... camera operator
Rimas Jurgelevicius ... gaffer
Imants Kikulis ... still photographer
Jevgenijs Kocetkovs ... electrician
Zahars Kovalevskis ... electrician
Baiba Lagzdina ... clapper loader
Mindaugas Markauskas ... best boy
Rokas Rudzionis ... grip
Mantas Satkus ... Steadicam operator
Aigars Sermukss ... video operator
Mindaugas Skruodys ... electrician
Audrius Zelenius ... clapper loader

Casting Department

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Dzintars Belogrudovs ... casting: Latvia
Beth Charkham ... casting: UK
Peter Evers ... casting: Austria
Brigita Libiete ... co-casting
Daina Ulmane ... casting assistant: Latvia

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Maria Theresia Bartl ... assistant costume designer
Katrina Liepa ... assistant costume designer
Liga Sulce ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Lita Bernarde ... location manager

Music Department

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Gundars Abolins ... singer
Aurelija Anuzhite ... singer
Maria de Medeiros ... singer
Asen Kanchev ... music production manager
Tobias Moretti ... singer
Dominique Pinon ... singer
Thomas Poetz ... music editor
Dainis Porgants ... singer
Sergey Shnurov ... composer: song

Transportation Department

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Vladislav Bradovskij ... facilities driver
Bruno Bödenauer ... driver: Vienna
Josef Deininger ... driver: Vienna (as Joseph Leidinger)
Vilnis Lasmanis ... transportation coordinator
Graham McLean ... facilities driver
Sergey Michovic ... facilities driver
Ivo Silins ... driver
Ivars Trops ... driver
Indulis Veinbergs ... driver
Andris Veldre ... driver
Aivars Vitmanis ... driver

Other crew

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Elina Banga ... catering assistant
Lina Berzina ... runner: production office
Leo Bramanis ... stand-in
Agris Danilevics ... choreographer
Peter Donke ... production accountant
Bettina Gerbl ... production assistant: Vienna
Jovita Groblyte ... continuity
Sascha Grunow ... catering chef
Karin Haager ... production coordinator
Natasha Henry ... public relations
Peter Höhsl ... film grading
Ludmila Ivanova ... production trainee
Valdis Jansons ... set runner
Aleksandrs Katishonoks ... security head
Egils Kazubiernis ... set runner
Alexander Kerr ... dialogue coach
Jens Knoblich ... catering supervisor
Marika Kozlovska ... production assistant
Ilze Kunga ... set runner
Margarita Marchinskaite ... stand-in
Jona Markgraf ... catering consultant
Romans Medvedevs ... fire breather
Udis Ozolins ... set manager
Mandy Roach ... book keeping: UK
Karin Rudle ... head of producer's office
Inese Upmane ... book keeping
Maija Zarina ... catering coordinator
Elina Zazerska ... production assistant

Thanks

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Vilnis Baltins ... thanks
Leonids Berzins ... thanks
Bill Clinton ... thanks
Mikhail Gorbachev ... thanks
Nikita Khrushchev ... thanks
Talivaldis Margévics ... thanks
Vladimir Putin ... thanks
Marianne I. van Abbe ... special thanks

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Distributors

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Special Effects

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Other Companies

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 search for love can be successful, though we are generally unaware of how to deal with it. Written by Joe W. Wrist

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Also Known As
  • Janu nakts (Latvia)
  • Летнее безумие (Russia)
  • Folie d'été (France)
  • Locuras del pleno verano (Spain)
  • Ludost posred lyato (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 94 min
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Budget $3,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Soundtracks Plaisir d'amour See more »
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 »
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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