The Pagan King
The Pagan King (Nameja gredzens), dir. Aigars Grauba, 150′, 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
Scriptwriters Aigars Grauba, Andrejs Ēķis, Max Kinnings
Director Aigars Grauba
Cinematographer Valdis Celmiņš
Production Designer Arnis Vatašs
Costume Designer Sandra Sila
Original Music Rihards Zaļupe
Sound postproduction studio Aquarium (United Kingdom)
Producers Andrejs Ēķis, Kristians Alhimionoks
Main Cast – Edvin Endre, James Bloor, Aiste Dirziute, Ivo Martinsons, Andris keišs, Artūrs Skrastiņš, Dainis Grūbe, Egons Dombrovskis, Elīna Vāne, Gints Andžāns, Juris Žagars, Lauris Dzelzītis, Jānis Āmanis, Kaspars Kārkliņš, Toms Auniņš, Kaspars Zāle, Anete Berķe, Igors Šelegovskis, Maija Ozoliņa-Arvena etc.
National Film Centre of Latvia, State Culture Capital Foundation, LTV
Latvian national companies: LMT, Depo, Latvijas Valsts meži, Citadele etc.