The Python

2003 / Latvia / 88min

The story is imaginary but based on real events. An incident has occurred at an average post-Soviet school in Latvia. Somebody has defecated in the attic. The tyrant of the school, the Headmistress, starts to investigate the event. Nobody is allowed to leave the school before the culprit is found. The real uproar begins when the Photographer's python disappears somewhere in the school. The absurd drama portrays two snakes - the real one and the Headmistress - co-existing in one school.



  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Laila Pakalnina
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Gints Berzins
  • Editing
    Sandra Alksne
  • Music
  • Sound
  • Duration
    88 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Latvia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Laila Pakalnina
    Valtaiku 19
    LV1029 Riga
    tel: +37129235618
  • Distribution
    Hargla Company
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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