OBLIGING COLLABORATORS « BestBaltic

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OBLIGING COLLABORATORS

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After WW2 thousands of Latvians became refugees or went into the woods to continue armed resistance against the Soviet occupants. Their belief of a soon coming war for independence was used by the secret forces of Sweden, Great Britain and the USA – refugees were recruited as secret agents to be sent back into the occupied motherland to establish contacts with anti-Soviet formations and gather information. The operation was doomed to fail – the agents were poorly trained and equipped and the Soviet secret services knew about their every move.
The film is an exciting retro detective story – through Soviet propaganda materials and KGB interrogation protocols that come into life in black and white plasticine animations it tells a tale of the spy war in Soviet Latvia during the initial years of the Cold War. However, the director’s personal story of his father who was defamed and killed by the secret services because of being a real patriot of Latvia has the greatest impact.
In 2014 this film won the Best feature-length documentary category award at the film festival Lielais Kristaps as well as received The Diena Annual Award in Culture.

BONUS: conversation with the film crew (director Rita Ruduša, in Latvian with English subtitles), extra scenes from the 1988 KGB pseudo-documentary TV series The Game that were cut from the film (see QR code inside)

Director: PĒTERIS KRILOVS
Script: ALVIS LAPIŅŠ, PĒTERIS KRILOVS
Cinematographers: ANDRIS PRIEDĪTIS, VALDIS CELMIŅŠ
Editing Director: JULIE VINTEN
Animation Artists: REINIS PĒTERSONS, EDMUNDS JANSONS, NILS SKAPĀNS, GINTERS KRUMHOLCS
Graphic Artists: ULDIS JANPAVLIS, OSKARS LELIS
Sound Director: ARTIS DUKAĻSKIS
Producer: Uldis Cekulis
VFS Films, 2014
Genre: Documentary

Language: Latvian, English
Subttles: ENG, RUS, LAT
Lenght: 1h 30 min
Format: 16:9, colour
Audio: Stereo
Region: PAL (All)

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