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29 Ratings

The Shoe


Directed by Laila Pakalniņa
France, Germany, 1998
Comedy, Drama


Every night, Soviet tractors comb the coast of Latvia looking for signs of anyone who could have infiltrated the Soviet border from the sea. One morning, three Soviet patrolmen discover a woman’s shoe in the sand and footsteps leading to the quaint little village of Liepaja.

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The Shoe Directed by Laila Pakalniņa

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  • In Prague's rating of the film The Shoe

    in literature it was ismail kadare who took up a reserve of folk fairytales to present them as merciless parables of totalitarianism. in this film, the occupying red army, depicted by a quartet of three soldiers and a dog, a group that you can also find in soviet war propaganda films, are searching for a cinderella that is as transgressive and freedom-loving as the couple in kim ki duk's coast guard.

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