Defenders of Riga is a historical drama based on the events of November 1919, when in the aftermath of WWI, a part of the defeated German army still based in the newly independent Republic of Latvia, regrouped under the self-serving German General Von Der Golz. The rogue general, aided by Russian Colonel Bermon, initially masking the true identity of the aggressors from the Allies, ordered the renegade army of about 50,000 to attack Riga. His plan was to take over two of the diminutive Baltic States, Latvia and Estonia, and create a new Germa...nic state under his rule. Though vastly outnumbered, the Latvian army together with many non-military volunteers totaling some 11,000 men, miraculously managed to defend Riga by pushing back and defeating the Germans.
In Latvian with Hungarian subtitles.
Before the screening the movie will be introduced in Hungarian by László Kövecses, Secretary to Ambassador of the Republic of Latvia in Hungary.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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