The Mover

Directed by Davis Simanis

Year: 2018
Running Time: 88
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1
Country: Latvia
Language: Latvian w/English subt.
Genres: Drama, History
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The Mover

Cast
Arturs Skrastins
Ilze Blauberga
Matiss Kipluks
Mihails Karasikovs
Toms Treinis

Crew
Directed by Davis Simanis


This award-winning Latvian feature film offers a gripping account of Žanis Lipke, a blue-collar worker honoured as one of the 'Righteous Among the Nations' for his heroic deeds during the war. Despite his family’s hardship under successive Soviet and German occupations, Lipke embarked on a covert operation to save local Jews from Nazi persecution and certain death, moving them from the Riga ghetto to an underground bunker hidden on his property. From the start, filmmaker Davis Simanis creates a powerfully ominous and suspenseful atmosphere, positioning the viewer, like Lipke, as a reluctant eyewitness to unfolding horrors.

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