The story of the idealistic teacher and poet Violet and social democratic fighter Pelēkais, whose fates intertwine during the revolution of 1905.
During the turbulent final stage of the 1905 revolution, the destinies of various people unexpectedly intertwine in Riga against a backdrop of dramatic events. After an unsuccessful attempt to rob a factory cashbox, the social democrat fighter Pelēkais takes temporary refuge in the countryside in the home of his friend and fellow-fighter Alberts. There Pelēkais meets Albert’s niece, the idealistic teacher Violeta, who excels among the provincial intellectuals with her radical views and ambitions in poetry. Both develop romantic feelings for each other and soon they go to Riga again – Pelēkais on a mission, but Violeta to conquer her place in the literary community. Violeta gets involved in carrying out the fighting plans of Pelēkais, while her poetry creates a sensation among decadent writers. Unexpectedly, Alberts is arrested and killed – Violeta loses a close relative and Pelēkais his friend and fellow fighter. Both decide to avenge Albert’s death and leave Riga forever.
Scriptwriters - Gatis Šmits, Inga Rozentāle
Cinematographer - Jurģis Kmins
Production Designer - Nerijus Nermontas
Costume Designer - Keita
Composer - Rihards Zaļupe
Producers - Gatis Šmits, Reinis Kalviņš
Actors: Inese Pudža, Mārtiņš Kalita, Kaspars Zvīgulis, Gatis Gāga, Toms Auniņš, Kaspars Dumburs u.c.
FILM STUDIO TANKA
The Film Studio Tanka was founded in 2002. It has produced two fiction features - the comedy Seržanta Lapiņa atgriešanās (The Return of Seargeant Lapins, 2010) directed by Gatis Šmits and internationally award-winning coming of age drama Mammu, es tevi mīlu! (Mother, I Love You!, 2013) directed by Jānis Nords.
Created and done by: Studio Tanka / National Film Centre of Latvia
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