Imants Veide is writing a script about con artists and their schemes. Together with his friend Harijs Kuharjonoks he's trying them out for real for greater authenticity, but gets too entangled in real criminal schemes.
The First World War is over. Martins, after many years spent in war abroad, returns to his bride Elza in Latvia. He does not realize that the decisive battle for the heart of Elza and for the newly founded Latvian state is yet to come.
A light comedy about building relationships - with passion and funny misunderstandings. All characters of this movie are in desire for flirt - be it a swinger's party or sudden encounter of beautiful stranger on the balcony.
People who give this over 8 are probably Latvians. I don't want to call this one terrible, but it's certainly not good. First of all, the acting is not there, cringe inducing at times. Then you have colliding accents. Guys, Latvian and British accents never go together. It's either a lack of budget or just terrible accent coaches involved in production. Second, the storyline goes nowhere - it's just another of those historic movies with three main aspects - nature shots, battles and a filler love story. The cinematography is beautiful, but it does not help when you sit through something that's as entertaining as watching paint dry. Pagan King is totally fine for Latvia's 100 year commemoration, not a bit enough to step into a bigger market like it was advertised.
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