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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 more »

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Janis Reinis ...
Martin
Elita Klavina ...
Elza
Girts Krumins ...
Pavel Bermont
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General Golc
Girts Kesteris ...
Arnolds
Andris Keiss ...
Ernests Savickis
Vilis Daudzins ...
Paulis
Arturs Skrastins ...
Jekabs
Kestutis Stasys Jakstas ...
President Karlis Ulmanis (as Kestutis Jakstas)
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Pavel Bermont (voice)
Ainars Ancevskis
Uldis Anze
Enriko Avots ...
Postman
Juris Bartkevics
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Countess
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(as Paul Butkevich)
Gatis Cirulis ...
German soldier
Matiss Daudzins ...
Karlis
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Priest
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Major Bishof
Sigita Jevglevska ...
Mara
Aivars Kalnarajs
Juris Kalnins
Elita Klavina-Jacob
Leonarda Klavina-Kestere ...
Anna
Peteris Krilovs
Normunds Laizans ...
One-Eyed German soldier
Talivaldis Lasmanis
Ziedonis Lochmelis ...
German soldier
Agris Masens ...
Augusts Savickis
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Ernests Savickis (voice)
Uldis Norenbergs
Guntis Pilsums
Ivars Puga
Ilze Pukinska
Juris Rijnieks
Arurs Skrastins
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Justine
Imants Strads
Dainis Sumiskis
Imants Vekmanis

Directed by

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Aigars Grauba

Written by

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Lisa Eichhorn ... ()
 
Lisa Eichhorn ... (co-writer)
 
Andrejs Ekis ... (co-writer)
 
Aigars Grauba ... (co-writer)
 
Valentin Jemeljanov ... (co-writer) (as Valentin Yemelyannov)
 
Valentin Jemeljanov ... ()
 
Andris Kolbergs ... (story)

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Lisa Eichhorn ... producer
Lisa Eichhorn ... associate producer
Andrejs Ekis ... producer
Brigita Rozenbrika ... producer
Guna Stahovska ... associate producer

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Aigars Grauba ... (credited as "Jumprava")

Cinematography by

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Vladimir Bashta
Gvido Skulte

Film Editing by

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Liga Pipare

Editorial Department

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Timofey Goloborodko ... digital intermediate supervisor
Normund Latsis ... digital intermediate colorist
Evgeniy Ryzhonkov ... digital conformist

Casting By

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Brigita Libiete

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Neils Matiss
Martins Milbrets

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Viesturs Zauls

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Sandra Sila

Makeup Department

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Emilija Eglite ... makeup artist / makeup designer

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Aija Berzina ... second assistant director
Gabriela Tscherniak ... second unit director

Art Department

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Agne Skane ... property master

Sound Department

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Václav Flegl ... sound effects editor
Martin Jílek ... supervising sound editor
Juraj Mravec ... foley supervisor
Marika Novotná ... foley artist
Pavel Rejholec ... sound director
Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis ... sound

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Maris Abolins ... special effects
Andris Pakalns ... special effects

Visual Effects by

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Maris Abolins ... visual effects artist: Cyberpunk VFX
Aleksey Chelomov ... digital compositor
Andris Pakalns ... visual effects: Cyberpunk VFX
Vladimir Tkachenko ... animator
Dmitriy Tokoyakov ... visual effects supervisor

Camera and Electrical Department

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Viktors Besaraba ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Aleksandrs Cerkasins ... electrician
Andris Pudans ... key grip
Dainis Silins ... best boy
Gederts Silins ... gaffer
Kaspars Veveris ... electrician

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Plot Summary

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 remain outside the Latvian capital. Latvian riflemen, most of them inexperienced volunteers, somehow managed to defeat a larger, better-armed force of German and Russian mercenaries. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As
  • Defenders of Riga (World-wide, English title)
  • Battle of Riga (Japan, English title)
  • La Bataille de la Baltique (France)
  • Die letzte Front - Defenders of Riga (Germany)
  • Siege of Empires
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Runtime
  • 118 min
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Budget LVL2,197,496 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia As of 2007, this is the most expensive Latvian movie ever made. See more »
Goofs The wooden bridge over Daugava is seen blown up. Actually, this bridge stayed almost intact. See more »

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