About the film
The Swamp Treader
Release Date: July 13, 1966
|Production Companies||:||Rīgas kinostudija|
|Writers||:||Jānis Sīlis, Rūdolfs Blaumanis, Antons Stankevičs|
In this film, set in Latvia in the late 19th century, Edgars, the coachman of Alaine Manor, loves Kristine, the washerwoman's daughter, although he is too hot-headed for Kristine's mother to consider him a good suitor for his daughter. The servant Viskrelis and stable boy Sutka try to tempt Edgars to a life of drinking and a relationship with the barmaid Matilde. Meanwhile, Kristine is courted by the rich land owner, Akmentins.