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by Maris Martinsons


A priest in Ireland meets a woman from his native Lithuania only to find out her mysterious identity is closely connected with a darkest secret of his past. Desperate for a better life Valda left Lithuania for Ireland, hoping to find a new purpose in life but failed to fulfill a promise to come back she made to her son. Now a boy is adopted by a childless ex-wife Nora of the desperate businessman Ben whose life is falling from his hands. Caught in a struggle with her husband's mistress Laima she must fight not only for her firm but also for the custody of a child who now is her only hope in life.

international title: Loss
original title: Nereikalingi zmones
country: Lithuania
year: 2008
genre: fiction
directed by: Maris Martinsons
film run: 95'
release date: LT 11/01/2008
screenplay: Maris Martinsons, Raimondas Paskevicius
cast: Valda Bickute, Kostas Smoriginas, Dalia Micheleviciute, Andrius Mamontovas, Daiva Tamosiunaite, Gelmis Naujikas
cinematography by: Gints Berzins
film editing: Maris Martinsons
art director: Edita Valaite
costumes designer: Jolanta Rimkute
music: Andrius Mamontovas
producer: Linda Krukle, Maris Martinsons, Zivile Gallego
production: ART&A, Good Dog Films Limited, Lithuanian Film Studio
distributor: Forumcinemas

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Shanghai International Film Festival 2008 Best Director
Best Music

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