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by Laila Pakalnina


The story is imaginary but based on real events. An incident has occurred at an average post-Soviet school in Latvia. Somebody has defecated in the attic. The tyrant of the school, the Headmistress, starts to investigate the event. Nobody is allowed to leave the school before the culprit is found. The real uproar begins when the Photographer's python disappears somewhere in the school. The absurd drama portrays two snakes - the real one and the Headmistress - co-existing in one school.

international title: The Python
original title: Pitons
country: Latvia
sales agent: Hargla Company
year: 2003
genre: fiction
directed by: Laila Pakalnina
film run: 88'
cast: Mara Kimele, Juris Grave, Januss Johansons, Ilze Pukinska
cinematography by: Gints Berzins
film editing: Sandra Alksne
art director: Juris Pakalnins
producer: Laila Pakalnina
production: Hargla Company - Kompanija Hargla
backing: National Film Centre of Latvia
distributor: Hargla Company - Kompanija Hargla
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