Original title: The Foundation of Criminal Excellence Director: Oskars Rupenheits Cast: Lauris Kļaviņš, Andris Daugaviņš, Jana Rubīna, Juris Riekstiņš, Māris Mičerevskis, Armands Braknams, Jānis Plaudis Country: Latvia Year of production: 2018 Length (min): 126 Language: Latvian Subtitles: Czech, English Sales: Sintija Andersone Section: New Europe
This retro crime comedy takes place during hardcore socialism in Latvia. TV scriptwriter Imant is tasked with writing a story about thieves and con artists. In an effort to increase the authenticity and credibility of his narrative, he and his friend Harijs start trying the examples out. But he forgets that at the end of every good story, the protagonists get exactly what they deserve.