Written by Maciejus Drygas
Cinematography by Jonas Tomaševičius
Music by Faustas Latėnas
Augustas Šavelis, Gabija Jaraminaitė, Jūratė Onaitytė, Jurga Kasčiukaitė, Gediminas Karka, Linas Paugis, Rolandas Kazlas, Giedrius Čaikauskas, Arūnas Sakalauskas, Gražina Balandytė
About the film
- Independent Lithuania’s first entry at the Berlinale Panorama section in 1991
It is the summer of 1972 in Kaunas, Lithuania. Even though rock and roll music is banned in the USSR, a small group of teenagers secretly listen to Luxembourg radio and dream… They all live in a house which was formerly a hotel, called “America”. Their innocent activities become of interest to the KGB agents who eventually try to tear up this group of teens. It is a film about the generation of Lithuanian “hippies” and the events of the 1972 unrest in Lithuania (Kaunas‘s spring) when a 19-year-old high school student Romas Kalanta poured gasoline on himself and set himself on fire as a protest against the Soviet regime.