Defenders of Riga

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Defenders of Riga
Defenders of Riga DVD.jpg
Cover of Scandinavian release
Directed byAigars Grauba
Produced byAndrejs Ēķis
Written byAndris Kolbergs
Valentins Jemeļjanovs
Lisa Eihorne
Andrejs Ēķis
Aigars Grauba
StarringJānis Reinis
Elita Kļaviņa
Artūrs Skrastiņš
Music byAigars Grauba
CinematographyGvido Skulte
Edited byLīga Pipare
Release date
11 November 2007
BudgetLVL 2.2 million[1]

Defenders of Riga (Latvian: Rīgas sargi) is a 2007 Latvian feature film directed by Aigars Grauba starring Elita Kļaviņa, Jānis Reinis, and Artūrs Skrastiņš. The film depicts the Latvian defense of Riga in November 1919 during its struggle for independence.

Already by the fifth week of screening, the film had become the most-watched Latvian film produced after the return of independence in 1991. By then, it had been viewed by over 123,000 people.[2]

The outdoor scenes of the film were shot at the Cinevilla backlot in Tukums, Latvia, a backlot built especially for Defenders of Riga.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Rīgas sargi, 12.03.2008
  2. ^ "Rīgas sargi" - skatītākā Latvijas filma, 19.12.2007 Archived 7 June 2008 at the Wayback Machine