The film dramatizes November 11, 1919- a crucial date in the battle for Latvian independence. A year after the end of the official hostilities of WWI, a renegade German general and troops ... See full summary »
In the early morning of June 14, 1941, under Stalin's orders, over 40 000 people from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania were arrested, shoved into cattle cars and dispatched to permanent exile ... See full summary »
Imants Veide is writing a script about con artists and their schemes. Together with his friend Harijs Kuharjonoks he's trying them out for real for greater authenticity, but gets too entangled in real criminal schemes.
A light comedy about building relationships - with passion and funny misunderstandings. All characters of this movie are in desire for flirt - be it a swinger's party or sudden encounter of beautiful stranger on the balcony.
Loneliness, disillusionment and the experience of first love reveal the character of Raya, a 17-year-old living in rural Latvia with her grandmother and her little brother Robis. A ... See full summary »
A national film where joy crosses with sorrow and love enhances the wish to live. It is the dawn of the XX century -a promising time for Latvian people. The national self-esteem of the ... See full summary »
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
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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