FACT (1981)



Directed by Almantas Grikevičius
1981 / 96 min / Lithuanian Film Studio


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

Written by Vytautas Žalakevičius
Cinematography by Donatas Pečiūra
Cast: Algimantas Masiulis, Irena Marija Leonavičiūtė, Saulius Balandis, Juozas Budraitis, Donatas Banionis, Doloresa Kazragytė, Vaiva Mainelytė, Regimantas Adomaitis

Facts is a dramatization of a massacre in a Lithuanian village during World War II when Nazis rounded up over 100 men, women, and children accused of partisan activity and then torched the houses in which they were held. Using Russian interrogations of a few survivors, the testimony of villagers, and some of the Germans responsible for the killing, the film gradually reconstructs the event and its context.


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