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Excursionist, The

Original title: Ekskursanté
German title: Excursionist, The*
Lithuania, 2013

Director: Juzenas, Audrius
Production company: CineMark
Age recommendation: 13 years and up

After the Second World War, in the Fifties, Europe was divided in two parts and the State of Lithuania found itself on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain. The Stalin regime quickly broke the traditional way of life, it cruelly suppressed any resistance. Hundreds of thousands of Lithuanians were deported to concentration camps, to gulags in the Soviet Union. Marija, an orphaned eleven year-old girl, escapes from the exile prisoners Trans-Siberian train on the way to the gulag. Posing as a Russian and keeping her true identity secret in the face of suspicion and cruelty, Marija sets out on a dangerous 6.000 km long and dangerous trip back to Lithuania, to her Motherland. The film is based on a true story.

Giffoni 2014, Schlingel Chemnitz 2014 (special mention)

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CineMark (LT)