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Limuzins Janu nakts krasa (1981)

The struggle of two related families for the eighty-year-old aunt's inheritance through comic and romantic events.

Director:

Janis Streics

Writer:

Mara Svire
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Cast

Credited cast:
Lilita Berzina Lilita Berzina ... Aunt Mirta (as L. Berzina)
Olga Drege Olga Drege ... Dagnija Tutere
Uldis Dumpis ... Eriks Tuters
Gundars Abolins ... Ugis Tuters
Baiba Indriksone ... Olita Spreslina
Boleslavs Ruzs Boleslavs Ruzs ... Viktors Spreslins
Diana Zande Diana Zande ... Lasma Spreslina
Liga Liepina Liga Liepina ... Veronika
Romualds Ancans ... Jazeps
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivars Jekabsons Ivars Jekabsons
Inese Pukite Inese Pukite
Anna Putnina Anna Putnina
I. Riderere I. Riderere
Vera Singaevskaya Vera Singaevskaya
Rute Skrebele Rute Skrebele
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Another iconic Latvian film, known to be one of the best movies of director Janis Streics. When old auntie Mirta succeeds in a lottery and wins a car, which she cannot use herself, different family members are suddenly there to 'be helpful' in favor to get the car after aunties' death, not to mention, they never have come before to help her. The funny rivalry between two parts of family, a foolish jealousy to the near living peasants' family, which had always non-selfishly been there for auntie, is a caricature of greasy human nature. This is a slight humor of the Soviet life details as well. But aunt Mirta isn't fool, and is still young in her heart until her last minute, that appears in her last will - to whom the car, the limousine in the color of St. John's night goes. Written by Kristine Gi

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Country:

Soviet Union

Language:

Latvian

Release Date:

13 April 1981 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

A Limousine the Colour of Midsummer's Eve See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rigas Kinostudija See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Excellent
19 June 2011 | by kristaps-gerlinsSee all my reviews

Just great film I can watch this like every week :D great comedy and yes one of the best films by Latvian makers! Even now Latvian films are not as interesting as films like this

P.S. The dialog isn't synchronized and accurate because film was recorded without sound- just video and then after-wards sound was recorded and added in studio!

I have always thought that there are many foreign movies which I will never see - and there are many people who will never see this wonderful movie. On the one hand that is very sad, but on the other hand, I am happy that there is at least one movie which I can recommend as very good Latvian movie. I hope that some of you (in some mysterious way) will have a chance to see it.


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