EUFF 2019: The Mover
608 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4, Canada
Directed by Dāvis SīmanisDrama | Latvian | 90 min | 2018With Artūrs Skrastiņš, Ilze Blauberga, Matīss Kipļuks, Henrijs Arājs, Elza Alberiņa
Žanis Lipke was a completely ordinary Latvian blue-collar worker who worked at the German military aviation warehouses and supplemented his income by smuggling at night. Yet as soon as the German occupation regime began its bloody repressions against Riga’s Jews, he made the hardly simple but humane decision that could prove lethal not only to himself but also to his family.