Forest of the Gods

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Forest of the Gods
(Dievų miškas)
Forest of the Gods Film Poster
Directed by Algimantas Puipa
Produced by Robertas Urbonas
Written by

Ričardas Gavelis

Algimantas Puipa
Starring Valentinas Masalskis
Steven Berkoff
Liubomiras Laucevičius
Rolandas Boravskis
Šarūnas Puidokas
Robertas Urbonas
Saulius Mykolaitis
Monika Bičiūnaitė
Music by Kipras Masanauskas
Cinematography Algimantas Mikutenas
Edited by John Grover
Distributed by Garsų pasaulio įrašai
Release date
  • 23 September 2005 (2005-09-23)
Running time
120 minutes
Country Lithuania
United Kingdom
Language Lithuanian
Budget €1,700,000 EUR(est.)

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".[1]


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