To Latvia

Country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2007

Production year

2007

Premiere

25 November 2007

Runtime

86 min

Category

film

Genre

historical, war

Typology

documentarytheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Zapomenuté transporty do Lotyšska

Czech title

Zapomenuté transporty do Lotyšska

English title

To Latvia

Parallel title

Do Lotyšska

Summary

This documentary is a mosaic recollection on the Czech Jews deported in 1942 to Latvia. The story is, without using modern shots and commentary, composed from very personal experiences which intertwine and create a surprising picture of the struggle to survive in a Riga ghetto and Salaspils and Kaiserwald camps, just like the ways a man adapts to extreme circumstances. Witnesses talk only about the places, people and events that they met with personally, and every mentioned detail is carefully documented with the help of unique, mostly never-before-seen authentic photographs and shots, found during years of searching through archives, private collections as well as family garages of former SS members.

Performed by

Alice Bocková

Hilda Kleinová-Boyko

Oskar Benedikt

Hana Spiegelová-Temel

Nelly Stahlerová-Illing

Gerta Katscherová-Ehrlichová

Alžběta Bergmannová-Bendová

Irena Popperová-Racková

Otto Urbach

Max Eidus

Erich Pisk

Julius Drabkin

Ludwig Shonberg

Crew and creators

Screenstory

Lukáš Přibyl

Screenplay

Lukáš Přibyl

Director of Photography

Jakub Šimůnek

Film Editor

Vladimír Barák

Sound Designer

Jan Čeněk

Titles Designed by

Lukáš Francl (MVP design)

Czech subtitles

Lukáš Přibyl

Music

Music Composed by

Petr Ostrouchov

Music Performed by

Petr Ostrouchov, František Kop

Production info

Original Title

Zapomenuté transporty do Lotyšska

Czech Title

Zapomenuté transporty do Lotyšska

English Title

To Latvia

Parallel Title

Do Lotyšska

Category

film

Typology

documentarytheatrical distribution

Genre

historical, war

Origin country

Czech Republic

Copyright

2007

Production Year

2007

Premiere

premiere 25 November 2007 /recommended for 12 and over/

Distribution slogan

no caption

Distribution

FALCON a. s. (DVD kinodistribuce/DVD cinema distribution)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

86 min

Distribution carrier

DVD

Colour

colour, black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

5.1, digital sound

Versions

Czech, English

Dialogue languages

Czech, English, German

Subtitles languages

Czech

Awards

Vítěz

Event: Ceny TRILOBIT Beroun 2007, Cena Vladislava Vančury a Čestná uznání FITES – Českého filmového a televizního svazu, Nadace Český literární fond a města Beroun za původní díla domácí filmové a televizní tvorby

2008
Beroun / Czech Republic
Cena TRILOBIT BEROUN 2007 udělena za osobní nasazení při zaplňování bílých míst v naší historické paměti dokumentárními filmy Zapomenuté transporty (Forgotten Transports, 2007 – 2008), které jsou objevným svědectvím o deportaci Židů do pobaltských zemí
Lukáš Přibyl