The Pagan King
The Pagan King (Nameja gredzens), dir. Aigars Grauba, 110′, Latvia, 2018
Northern Europe. 13th century. Last pagan settlement near the Baltic Sea. The evil and cynical warrior crusader Max von Buxhoveden is trying to destroy the pagan beliefs of the people by spreading lies and fostering dissent. Old king of the last free pagan lands is on his deathbed and without an heir to take his place. Max wants to take over the throne and reign over old king’s tribe. Unexpectedly, with his dying breath the King passes on his ring to his nephew Namejs. Namejs, who grew up amongst pagan priests and studied ancient wisdoms, now has to defend his people. Will he be able to unravel the secret of the Ring and gain its power?
National Premiere 17.01.2018, Riga, Kino Citadele
International Premiere 9.05.2018. Vilnius (Lithuania)
Scriptwriters Aigars Grauba, Andrejs Ēķis, Max Kinnings
Cinematographer Valdis Celmiņš
Production Designer Arnis Vatašs
Costume Designer Sandra Sila
Original Music Rihards Zaļupe
Editor Līga Pipare
Main Cast Edvin Endre, James Bloor, Dainis Grūbe, Gints Andžāns, Aiste Diržiūte
Sound postproduction studio Aquarium (United Kingdom)
Producers Andrejs Ēķis, Kristians Alhimionoks
National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, LTV
Latvian national companies: LMT, Depo, Latvijas Valsts meži, Citadele etc.