|Language:||German, Lithuanian, Russian|
|Screenwriter:||Jurgis Matulevicius, Saule Bliuvaite, Nerijus Milerius|
|Music:||Agne Matuleviciute, Domas Strupinskas|
|Cast:||Aleksas Kazanavicius, Severija Janusauskaite, Dainius Gavenonis, Dainius Kazlauskas, Martynas Nedzinskas|
Courageous and stylish film-noir examines the dangers of life under surveillance in Lithuania during Nazi invasion and darkest times of the Soviet occupation. Infamous Operation Barbarossa expanded to Kaunas in June of 1941. 40-60 Jews were tortured and brutally killed in the most horrible incident, known as the Lietūkis Garage Massacre. A simple neighbour Isaac was among unlucky victims.
Tragic event triggers a chain of fateful coincidences, suspicions, passions, false accusations and cold-hearted betrayals. Wounds of guilt remain unhealed for some witnesses and participants even 25 years later. Experienced film director Gediminas returns back home from the USA with rather good intentions to produce a historical drama on a screenplay with too accurate facts about bloody killings, which are still being investigated by fierce KGB agents. His crucial encounters with photographer Andrius will have unavoidable changes to the paths of their destinies. While searching for truth two men fall in love for mutual friend Elena.
A promising talent to follow Jurgis Matulevičius avoids easy compromises and portrays the black & white past with occasional bursts of colours and energetic music. He imaginatively clashes painfully unpleasant Lithuanian history and fictitious tales about filmmaking dreams, deeply hidden secrets, propaganda censorship, fears of prosecution. You will longly remember this challenging film without straight answers for splendid acting performances.