The Pit

Directed by Dace Puce
TVCO srl
107 Minutes
Latvia, Finland
Not Rated
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Markuss must adapt to a new life living with his granny in the countryside. After Emīlija – a neighbor’s daughter – throws out some contemptuous remarks about the boy’s father, Markuss decides to teach her a cruel lesson. Latvia's Official 2022 Oscar submission.


  • Damir Onackis
  • Luize Birkenberga
  • Indra Burkovska
  • Agata Buzek
  • Highest Rating
    "Dace Pūce's debut feature is a small jewel of a film and a splendidly staged, intense emotional journey."
    Davide Abbatescianni, Cineuropa
  • Highest Rating
    "A subtle but provocative drama that is... one of the best pictures of 2021."
    Roger Moore, Movie Nation

Awards & Recognition

Grand Prize
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival
Best Film
Baltic Debuts Film Festival
Best Feature Film
Lübeck Nordic Film Days
Official Selection
Jeonju Int'l. Film Festival