В 1944 году из Рижского художественного музея при отступлении нацистов была похищена картина Энгра "Рафаэль и Форнарина". Прошли годы. Во время международного ралли один из автогонщиков обнаружил полотно в дверце автомобиля. Он подумал, что картину контрабандой перевозил его старший напарник-штурман, но тот убедил парня, что полотно им подложили, чтобы они не могли попасть в олимпийскую сборную. Он не поверил, но и сдать картину начальнику пробега не решился. Происходят и другие загадочные события. А за ними уже следили. Самое важное - выйти на тех, кто должен забрать украденное произведение искусства...
After leaving prison, a crook Peter Dachnikov, immediately returned to his former craft. But finding the cancellation of money and the lack of banks in the city, he drew attention to the girl Katya and fell in love with her…
In this film, set in Latvia in the late 19th century, Edgars, the coachman of Alaine Manor, loves Kristine, the washerwoman's daughter, although he is too hot-headed for Kristine's mother to consider him a good suitor for his daughter. The servant Viskrelis and stable boy Sutka try to tempt Edgars to a life of drinking and a relationship with the barmaid Matilde. Meanwhile, Kristine is courted by the rich land owner, Akmentins.
Edmunds Berzs is an architect who has achieved a comfortable life, but this causes him unease, so he decides to go to the country house where his mother lives. There he wakes up to find himself locked in a cage in the middle of the forest. Edmunds, paradoxically, finds the tranquility he was looking for.
The oak tree in Seja is roughly 700 years old. Around this monumental tree, the peaceful and repetitive life goes on in the village, a group of houses in the middle of the forest. It is an almost unworldly existence in a condition of absolute simplicity where people are grateful for a hot cup of coffee and a good potato harvest.
A cinematographic animation film directed by Jānis Cimmermanis. The screenplay is based on a work by Fricis Dziesma published in 1948, on the tradition of grain threshing in the Kurzeme region. Alongside the human lives, there are also the joys and woes of the little animals, and the lively whirl of intertwining events carries the viewer into the distant past, perhaps recognizing the fond memories shared by their parents or grandparents.
There are places that we don’t want to know anything about, places that we would rather pretend don’t exist at all. One such place is a dumpsite. From the humans’ point of view, it is a ghastly place, a stinking desert of trash. But it’s a desert that is teaming with life.