Drama, Historical


Original language: Lithuanian Russian


Expelled from the Writers' Union of the Lithuanian SSR for his anti-Soviet literature, the talented poet Kostas is forced to cooperate with the Soviet security structures. He is sent to a small town to work as a teacher, his real task is to befriend the local guerrillas and betray their identities and whereabouts. Seeing the courage and determination of the partisans, but being increasingly pressured by the security forces, Kostas feels he is in an unsolvable dilemma: whether to listen to the voice of his heart or to betray the partisans and become a famous and valued writer of the nation.

<font style="vertical-align: inherit;"></font> Recommended for students from 5-12 grades.

Areas of education: history, ethics, psychology, civic education, general competences.
Topics for conversation after the movie: History of Lithuania, Second Soviet occupation, Partisan war, KGB, Lithuanian literature, Sovietism, moral dilemmas in war, power of literature and art, propaganda.

Director: Giedrius Tamosevičius, Vytautas V. Landsbergis
Subtitles: Lithuanian
Year: 2022
Country: Lietuva
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: N-13
Starring: Donatas Želvys, Dainius Gavenonis, Indrė Patkauskaitė, Martynas Nedzinskas
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