The Castle 

Pilis (original title)
| Drama


Monika's dream to play a one in a lifetime concert is cut short by her mother. However, she stops at nothing to pursue her dream.


Lina Luzyte


Lina Luzyte

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Updated: 31 January 2020
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Credited cast:
Barbora Bareikyte Barbora Bareikyte ... Monika
Gabija Jaraminaite ... Jolanta
Jurate Onaityte Jurate Onaityte ... Granny
Martyna Peszko Martyna Peszko ... Natalia
Andrei Ciopec Andrei Ciopec ... Adam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aidan O'Hare ... Arthur
Stevie Greaney Stevie Greaney ... Removal man
Dermot Magennis Dermot Magennis ... Barman at 'Hearts'
Janice Byrne Janice Byrne ... Receptionist
Anna Czarska Anna Czarska ... Waitress
Rimante Valiukaite Rimante Valiukaite ... Head of Ltcci
Frank Melia Frank Melia ... Liam
Rasa Samuolyte Rasa Samuolyte ... Zita
Rusne Zabarauskaite Rusne Zabarauskaite ... Liepa
Rytis Saladzius Rytis Saladzius ... Zita's husband


This coming of age film follows Monika, a thirteen-year-old Lithuanian girl, after her arrival to live in Dublin. A passionate teenage singer Monika has come along with her mother Jolanta, a professional pianist, who had to take a job in a local fish factory alongside many others in the neighbourhood and her heavily demented Granny who requires 24/7 care. Monika, however, keeps pushing her mum to continue music with her, convinced they will make it big until one day they indeed get an invitation to play in 'The Castle' - one of the best music venues in Ireland. Jolanta, a pragmatic realist, sells their keyboard and tells Monika they won't be going to any castles. This doesn't stop Monika however - she'll go alone. Monika cooks up a scheme to get the EUR100 for a hire of the keyboard. Struggling to raise the money she ends up abducting her own Granny and, pretending to kidnap her, demands a ransom from Jolanta, her mother. Written by Lina Luzyte

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