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The Pit

The Pit

Markus, a troubled 10-year-old boy, must adapt to living with his grandmother in a small rural village. After a neighbor’s daughter throws out a contemptuous remark about his deceased father, Markus decides to teach the girl a lesson. Shunned by the community after his cruel prank, Markus forms an unlikely alliance with a transgender man and learns what it truly means to be different.

Latvia's 2022 Oscar entry for Best International Feature, THE PIT is the directorial debut from Dace Pūce, based on three short stories by Jana Egle.

“A subtle but provocative drama... one of the best pictures of 2021.” –Movie Nation

DIRECTED BY DACE PŪCE
LATVIA | 2020 | LATVIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

The Pit
  • The Pit

    Markus, a troubled 10-year-old boy, must adapt to living with his grandmother in a small rural village. After a neighbor’s daughter throws out a contemptuous remark about his deceased father, Markus decides to teach the girl a lesson. Shunned by the community after his cruel prank, Markus forms a...