ADAM WANTS TO BE A MAN (1959)


ADAM WANTS TO BE A MAN

ADOMAS NORI BŪTI ŽMOGUMI

Directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius
1959 / 87 min / Lithuanian Film Studio

Adomas nori būti žmogumi

Original version: Lithuanian
Subtitles: English, French, Polish
Genre: Drama

Written by Vytautas Sirijos Gira, Vytautas Žalakevičius
Cinematography by Algimantas Mockus
Music by Eduardas Balsys
Cast: Vytautas Puodžiukaitis, Audronė Bajerčiūtė, Juozas Miltinis, Stasys Petronaitis, Valerijonas Derkintis, Vaclovas Blėdis, Donatas Banionis

In a pre-WWII Lithuanian town, occupied with unemployed workers and crooks of various kinds, lives Adam, a naive young man with no job and a lot of dreams. His closest friend is the Captain, an old sea wolf with many tales to tell about Singapore, Hawaii and other equally exotic and sunny places. Inspired by his stories, Adam manages to get a job in an emigration bureau and starts saving for his ticket to leave abroad.

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