The Pit

  • Feature
  • 2020
  • 90 Minutes
  • Finland, Latvia
  • Language: Latvian

Markuss must adapt to a new life living with his granny in the countryside. After Emīlija - a neighbor’s daughter - throws some contemptuous remarks about the boy’s father, Markuss decides to teach her a cruel lesson. This has severely negative consequences which resonate throughout the village. Forced to work the boy begins to harbor hatred towards the others in the village.

Director: Dace Puce

Screenwriter: Jana Egle

Production Company: Marana Productions, Inland Film Company

Premier Status: National premiere



2020: Black Nights Film Festival, Baltic Film Competition

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Jana Egle

DOP / Camera: Gatis Grinbergs

Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi

Music: Valters Puce

Producer: Kristele Pudane, Elina Zazerska

Cast: Aigars Vilims, Damirs Onackis, Luize Birkenberga


Dace Puce

Dace Puce is a Latvian Filmmaker residing in Riga, Latvia. She started her career as a singer, dancer and actress. Setting up her own Production Company on 2003, Puce went on to direct, produce many music videos and TV commercials while constantly upgrading her directorial skills attending Film Programs and workshops across the world. Her first feature “Manny”(2020) is winner of European Cinematography Award as Best First Time Director.

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