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Baltu Ciltis (2018)

"The Baltic Tribes" is a story about the last pagans of Europe. Together with the main character, Danish spy Lars, you will experience the 13th century pagan life, taking part in religious ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Lauma Balode ... Estonian slave
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kaspars Anins Kaspars Anins ... Lars
Kristaps Bedritis Kristaps Bedritis ... Kursaitis
Arnis Hagendorfs Arnis Hagendorfs
Kristaps Lukasevics Kristaps Lukasevics
Janis Pantelejevs Janis Pantelejevs
Andris Roze Andris Roze ... Oeselian blacksmith
Janis Skutelis Janis Skutelis ... Monk
Guna Zarina Guna Zarina ... Narrator
Kaspars Znotins Kaspars Znotins ... Narrator


"The Baltic Tribes" is a story about the last pagans of Europe. Together with the main character, Danish spy Lars, you will experience the 13th century pagan life, taking part in religious rites and cruel forays, getting high during the summer solstice, becoming the slave of Cours and finally - fighting the crusaders in the Battle of Saule. The docudrama overthrows the myths of the Baltic people as just peaceful farmers, and questions, how little we know about the blood that runs in our veins.

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Release Date:

16 May 2018 (Latvia) See more »

Also Known As:

Baltic Tribes See more »

Filming Locations:

Kazu grava, Vidzeme, Latvia See more »


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€500,000 (estimated)
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A fascinating journey through the 13th century Europe
7 August 2018 | by robertssmitinsSee all my reviews

The title of the movie - ''Baltu Ciltis'' means ''Baltic Tribes'' and rightly so, because this film takes you to the lands of Baltic peoples shortly before Christianity took over those territories. ''Baltu Ciltis'' is a wonderful effort which interweaves tons of historical facts into the plot. But ''Baltu Ciltis'' is not a pure documentary. It's a feature film heavily based on true events. I really enjoy this concept. ''Baltu Ciltis'' tells a story of a Danish spy Lars who visits Baltic lands. Lars is of a Christian background, so some customs and certain aspects of everyday life of so called pagans seem quite weird and even scary to him. But as Lars continues his journey, he starts to strongly sympathize with the native denizens and their traditions. I really enjoyed watching ''Baltu Ciltis''. And not only due to the fact that it is historically accurate while still being a feature film. Another aspect I really like about this film is that you won't encounter any exaggerations or impossible twists of plot during this movie. ''Baltu Ciltis'' feels like a real thing. Let me epitomise here. If you are interested in history, this film is a must for you. In fact, ''Baltu Ciltis'' is by far the best movie about history that I have ever seen! Wonderful stuff!

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