Based on the best of Novel Blizzard of Souls

The Rifleman pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First World War, as seen

through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives are constantly in jeopardy.

Adapted from the book by Aleksandrs Grins, which was banned in the U.S.S.R., the story was based on Grins’ own war experiences in a Latvian battalion.

Film Credits

Dzintars Dreibergs
Inga Praņevska
Dzintars Dreibergs
Boris Frumin
Ivars Krasts
Vilis Daudziņš
Rēzija Kalniņa
Gatis Gāga
Martins Vilsons

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Suitable only for 15 years and overNo one younger than 15 may see a 15 film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video work.
Country: Latvia
Language: Latvian
Released:10 August 2020
Duration: 123 min
Genres: Drama War

The Rifleman

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