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Colorful life of 19th century Lithuanian country side, is what Jurgis experiences when he meets a book smuggler.


Jonas Trukanas
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Credited cast:
Arturas Aleksejevas Arturas Aleksejevas ... Gendarme
Algirdas Dainavicius Algirdas Dainavicius ... First Teacher
Valerijus Jevsejevas Valerijus Jevsejevas ... Mazvydas
Bronius Kindurys Bronius Kindurys ... First tavern owner
Valentinas Krulikovskis Valentinas Krulikovskis ... Gendarme
Vytautas Kupsys Vytautas Kupsys ... Bishop Valancius
Gearóid Mac Lochlainn Gearóid Mac Lochlainn
Mindaugas Papinigis ... Senior Gendarme
Justinas Piliponis ... Boy at the inn
Laisvunas Raudonis Laisvunas Raudonis ... Jurgis
Donatas Simukauskas ... Driver
Albertas Vidziunas Albertas Vidziunas


Colorful life of 19th century Lithuanian country side, is what Jurgis experiences when he meets a book smuggler.

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Colorful life of 19th century Lithuanian countryside, humor, adventures, dangers and hard choices...



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Release Date:

March 2011 (Lithuania) See more »

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Книжный контрабандист See more »


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LTL30,000 (estimated)
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16:9 HD
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Good idea but too many anachronisms
30 August 2011 | by writeagainSee all my reviews

This film has a very patriotic purpose, that is to teach the Lithuanians the importance of the book and the written language. They show how hard it was back in 1869 to spread the Lithuanian books under the tsarist regime. That is well documented, so the film team had lots of sources to work on. And so this is supposed to be a "costume drama". But aside from the Russian gendarmerie what kind of costumes do we see? Those Lithuanian guys look rather like "forest brothers" from the 1950's. And the Russian gendarmes talk like the modern "gopniki", the low-class youth. Especially their "captain" is so recognizable as one of the junkies in another Lithuanin film hit, "Zero 1, alyvine Lietuva" with all those "scary" intonations and slang. But this is 1869! Well, I guess the Lithuanian viewers just don't concentrate on details like that, judging by the high score.

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