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My Father The Spy (2018)

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Documentary Duration 83:00

As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lešinskis, then working at the United Nations in New York City, would irreversibly split her life in two. Entangled in a murky game she would be unable to quit, Ieva is forced to leave her former life behind, never to see her mother or her homeland of Latvia again. Pulling back the curtain on the shady behind-the-scenes world of the Cold War, this film tells a daughter’s dramatic story of her double-agent father, exploring their relationship against the backdrop of ...

Director: Jaak Kilmi | Gints Grube

Keywords: agents | agent | historian | alcohol problems | Americanism | American | Americans | forgiving | doctor | driver | View all »

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Production Firm(s) Mistrus Media (Latvia)
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Latvian, Swedish, English
Subtitles English
Duration 83:00


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Producer Gints Grube | Antra Gaile
Co-producer Jörg Bundschuh | Julietta Sichel | Jaak Kilmi
Director Jaak Kilmi | Gints Grube
Screenwriter Gints Grube | Jaak Kilmi
Cinematographer Aigars Sermukšs
Art Director Kristine Jurjane
Costume Designer Renata Janouškova
Composer Janek Murd | Jan Trojan
Sound Designer Lukas Ujcik
Editor Armands Začs


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Leading roles
Supporting roles

Dace Vite - Rasma Lešinska | Ingmars Bisenieks - Jason Poter | Inese Kamergrauze - Jason's Mother | Ivans Kuncevičs - Jason's Father | Angelika Kralliša - Rachel / "the Iron Lady" | Romans Bajars - Joy's boyfriend | Iveta Viksna - Fortuneteller

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm