FIREHEART: THE LEGEND OF TADAS BLINDA [Tadas Blinda. Pradzia]
Lithuania's box office sensation – bigger than TITANIC! – tells the inspiring true story of the Baltic Robin Hood, Tadas Blinda, a man who dared to stand up to the brutal Russian army, eventually leading a peasant revolt during the 1860s. Born a serf, Tadas is a carefree rascal who romances the daughter of a powerful landowner. Their love denied – like the freedom of the Lithuanian people under the Czar – Tadas finds himself the leader of a rebellion, fighting for freedom, justice and love. Set against the picturesque landscapes of Lithuania, this rollicking and epic adventure does the legendary folk hero justice.
DIR Donatas Ulvydas; SCR Jonas Banys; PROD Zilvinas Naujokas. Lithuania, 2011, color, 110 min. In Lithuanian and Russian with English subtitles. Digital presentation. NOT RATED V
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