Code of Darkness

Original language: Lithuanian

Code of Darkness

How to become indomitable, how to remain independent and maintain a clear mood - this is what Vaižgant's whole life is about, with its unwritten rules and principles.

This is what the film with the bitter title "The Code of Darkness" is about. But the film is not bitter at all, just like Tumo's principles. If we remembered them more often in our everyday life, there would probably be fewer opportunities to complain about how bad things are...

With the lifting of the ban on the press, the shackles of external enslavement begin to crack, but centuries of oppression leave marks that do not disappear by themselves. "Scraping off" the plaques of slavery becomes the axis of Tumo's cultural work even when the idea of ​​an independent Lithuanian state seems to be only a brave and noble dream. His nobility and culture, which allow people of different views to agree on the most important things, are sorely missed among the Lithuanian intelligentsia. When politics turns into a fight without rules, Tumas protests: "I am no longer a politician."

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

Areas of education: moral and artistic education, Lithuanian literature, history, general competences.

Topics for conversation after the movie: Lithuanian cinema, personal independence, tolerance, Christianity and secularism, press ban.


Director: Eimantas Belickas
Year: 2018
Country: Lietuva
Runtime: 86 min
Rating: N-13
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