Poster

Melanijas hronika ()


Reference View | Change View


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 more »

Director:
Awards:
Reviews:

Photos and Videos

Cast

Edit
Sabine Timoteo ...
Melanie
Edvins Mekss ...
Andrejs
Ivars Krasts ...
Aleksandrs
Guna Zarina ...
Katrina
Maija Doveika ...
Vilma
Viktor Nemets ...
Ampalov
Evija Rudzite ...
Biruta
Baiba Broka ...
Anna
Kirils Zaicevs ...
Lieutenant of the NKVD troops
...
Melanie's Mother
...
Women in exile
Girts Krumins ...
Katrina's husband Karlis
Jana Civzele ...
Elza
Evija Martinsone ...
Opera Solist
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Jacob (as Edwin Leder)
Outi Kärpänen ...
Friend of Melanija (uncredited)
...
Sarma (uncredited)

Directed by

Edit
Viesturs Kairiss

Produced by

Edit
Inese Boka ... producer
Gints Grube ... producer
Klaus Heydemann ... co-producer
Julietta Sichel ... co-producer

Music by

Edit
Karlis Auzans
Arturs Maskats
Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis

Cinematography by

Edit
Gints Berzins

Film Editing by

Edit
Jussi Rautaniemi

Editorial Department

Edit
Ivo Marak ... post-production technical supervisor
Jussi Rautaniemi ... trailer editor

Production Design by

Edit
Ieva Jurjane

Art Direction by

Edit
Ieva Jurjane

Costume Design by

Edit
Ieva Jurjane

Makeup Department

Edit
Maija Gundare ... makeup artist
Mari Vaalasranta ... key makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Edit
Madara Dislere ... first assistant director

Art Department

Edit
Janis Bijubens ... set designer

Sound Department

Edit
Ludvík Bohadlo ... supervising sound editor
Martins Rozentals ... boom operator
Robert Slezák ... re-recording mixer
Aleksandrs Vaicahovskis ... sound director

Visual Effects by

Edit
Robert Hasa ... digital compositor: UPP

Camera and Electrical Department

Edit
Otomar Berzins ... electrician
Andris Gilucs ... electrician
Jaakko Kukkonen ... electrician

Casting Department

Edit
Gunita Grosa ... original casting
Dace Jokste ... casting
Brigita Libiete ... extras casting
Mara Linina ... casting
Liene Vindele ... casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Edit
Gita Kalvane ... assistant costume designer
Ieva Kupcane ... key costumer

Location Management

Edit
Lita Bernarde ... location manager

Other crew

Edit
Anna Jurevica ... continuity

Production Companies

Edit

Distributors

Edit

Special Effects

Edit

Other Companies

Edit

Storyline

Edit
Plot 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 in Siberia. Among them - journalist Melanie and her 8 year old son Andrejs, forcibly separated from husband and father Aleksandrs. In the Siberian village women, ignorant of the fate of their husbands, are settled in badly built barracks and forced to work like slaves. Melanie keeps herself alive for her son and husband to whom she writes hundreds of love letters that are never sent, since his address remains unknown. She keeps her personal integrity in the face of starvation, hard work or disease. After 16 years, Melanie is released and returns to Riga, only to find out that her husband Alexander died in the camps in 1942. Written by Mistrus Media

Plot Keywords
Genres
Parents Guide Add content advisory for parents »
Certification

Additional Details

Edit
Also Known As
  • Sibirsky denik (Czech Republic)
  • Melanijan tie (Finland)
  • Krönikan om Melanija (Finland, Swedish title)
  • Melanijas väg (Finland, Swedish title)
  • The Chronicles of Melanie (World-wide, English title)
  • See more »
Runtime
  • 120 min
Official Sites
Country
Language
Color
Sound Mix

Box Office

Budget EUR705,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Edit
Trivia Latvia's submission to the Foreign Language Film Award of the 90th Annual Academy Awards. See more »

Contribute to This Page


Recently Viewed