Based on true events.

Modris (17) is no better and no worse than any of his peers. He lives with and is raised by his mother, but their relationship is poor. Maybe, this is due to his obsession with slot machines. The downhill movement begins when he pawns his mother’s electric heater in order to squeeze out a win on the slot machines. The simmering conflict with his mother boils over and she betrays him to the police. It is when his adventures with the justice system start and he starts looking for the father he has never met.




Toronto IFF, Canada
San Sebastian FF, Spain
Warsaw FF, Poland
Thessaloniki IFF, Greece
FF Cottbus, Germany
IFFI – IFF of India (Goa), India
Tbilisi IFF, Georgia
Lielais Kristaps National FF, Latvia
Kinoshok Open FF of CIS countries, Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia


Modris: Kristers Piksa
Mother: Rezija Kalnina


Directed & Written by Juris Kursietis
Producers: Juris Kursietis, Ingmar Trost, Vicky Miha
Co-Producers: Iraklis Mavroidis, Angelos Venetis
Director of Photography: Bogumil Godfrejow
Editing: Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Art Direction: Aivars Zukovskis
Costumes: Katrina Liepa
Sound: Leandros Ntounis
Production Companies: Red Dot Media, Sutor Kolonko, Boo Productions S.A
With the support of EURIMAGES & MEDIA DEVELOPMENT Programme of Creative Europe


Duration: 98′
Format: 2.35:1, color
Sound: Dolby Digital
Countries & Year of Production: Latvia, Germany & Greece, 2014
Dialogue: Latvian, Russian

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