Gitel is a Holocaust survivor. Many years later, she struggles with the memories of the past as she tries to live in the present.


Robert Mullan


Tracy Moreton (script editor), Robert Mullan


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Credited cast:
Nikolaj Antonov Nikolaj Antonov ... Lev
Josif Baliukevic Josif Baliukevic ... David
Valentinas Kaplunas Valentinas Kaplunas ... Cellist
Jelena Kirejeva Jelena Kirejeva ... Natasha
Marija Korenkaite Marija Korenkaite ... Gitel
Milana Kulikauskaite Milana Kulikauskaite ... Rahil
Liubomiras Laucevicius ... Dr. Gurevitch
Leonidas Melnikas Leonidas Melnikas ... Pianist
Aleksandra Metalnikova Aleksandra Metalnikova ... Sarah
Egle Minciunaite Egle Minciunaite ... Pianist
Ivona Parafianowicz Ivona Parafianowicz ... Sonja
Agna Petkeviciute Agna Petkeviciute ... Chayke
Migle Petkeviciute Migle Petkeviciute ... Zelda
Agata Seibak Agata Seibak ... Gitel (Aged 5)
Donatas Simukauskas ... Rabbi Ozerowski


5th September 1969, and Gitel Bargman is about to attend a party to celebrate her 33rd birthday - although for her it is hardly cause for celebration. She is racked with guilt for simply being alive. Attractive, intelligent and witty, Gitel is a successful violinist who lives in a Kuybyshev (USSR) apartment. To the outsider, she has everything. But Gitel hides a secret. She's a haunted woman: haunted not only by painful memories of the past, but also by the ghosts of her two sisters who died when she, by a mere quirk of fate, survived. And because she lives in the past, Gitel cannot embrace her future. To love, and to be loved in return, remains an impossible dream. October 13th, 1941, the Ninth Fort, Kovno, Lithuania. A horrified young Gitel watches helplessly as her parents and both sisters are murdered in the extermination camp at Kovno, Lithuania. She is standing alone, frozen with terror. Since that day Gitel has received 'visitations' from her two dead sisters, Zelde and Chayke.... Written by Robert Mullan

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UK | Lithuania


Lithuanian | Russian

Release Date:

23 September 2016 (Lithuania) See more »

Also Known As:

Гитель See more »

Filming Locations:

Vilnius, Lithuania See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gizmo Films,Regulus Films See more »
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Color (some flashback scenes)| Color
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