Initial DVD releaseAugust 2, 2006 (Japan) Duration CountryLithuania
WriterRicardas Gavelis, Algimantas Puipa Release dateSeptember 23, 2005 Initial releaseSeptember 23, 2005 (Lithuania) CastValentinas Masalskis (Professor), Steven Berkoff (Commandant Hoppe), Robertas Urbonas (Martin Heidel), Liubomiras Laucevicius (Wacek Kazlowski) Similar moviesLithuania movies, World War II movies
Forest of the gods 2005
Forest of the Gods (Lithuanian: Dievų miškas) is a 2005 film, directed by Algimantas Puipa, based on the Balys Sruoga novel of the same name.
The story is about one man — who is an artist and an intellectual — he was imprisoned by two brutal regimes, the Nazis and the Soviets. 'The Professor' is a man who lives by his own personal version of the Ten Commandments. After miraculously surviving imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a bit of ironic fate, he writes a memoir of his life, which becomes the target of the Soviet censors. The so-called "freedom" of Communism becomes just as oppressive as the German concentration camp.
The 98-year-old Vladislovas Telksnys, the only Lithuanian survivor of the Stutthof concentration camp in 2013, referred to the movie as "a piece of nonsense". In particular he referred to the scene depicting a Gestapo officer marching and a woman with an umbrella following behind. According to Telksnys, "there were no such things".