Exemplary Behaviour

Exemplary Behaviour


2019 · 84 min · colour · STEREO · DCP · 16:9

Lithuanian and French with Slovenian subtitles.

PRODUCER Igor Pediček
CO-PRODUCERS Rasa Miskinyte, Martichka Bozhilova, Edoardo Fracchia
CO-PRODUCTION Casablanca Film Production (SI), Era Film (LT), Agitprop (BG), RTV Slovenija (SI)


Having experienced the loss of the killed brother, director Audrius Mickevičius went to the Lukiškės prison to examine the paradox of “exemplary behaviour”. Mickevičius met Rimantas and Rolandas, sentenced to life but driven by the hope of change. Mickevičius himself experienced the journey from anger to forgiveness, which was interrupted by his terminal disease.


DIRECTED BY Audrius Mickevičius, Nerijus Milerius
WRITTEN BY Audrius Mickevičius
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Valdas Jarutis, Audrius Kemežys
MUSIC Marjan Šijanec
EDITED BY Ema Konstantinova
SOUND DESIGN Saulius Urbanavičius
FEATURING Dr. Bernard Stiegler, Roland Čerapokas, Rimas Alekna, Ingrida Čerapokiene, Audrious MickeviČius


Director’s statement:

A few years ago, my elder brother was killed by two men. One of the murderers escaped punishment while the second, who took the blame for the crime, was later released from jail for exemplary behaviour. This made me decide to conduct socio-artistic research on what “exemplary behaviour” can mean in the case of a murderer.

08/10/2020 – 16:30

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