Director: Kaspars Roga
Category: Human Interest
Production: Undine Buka: Skuba Films / Latvia 2019
Language: Latvian, English.
Length: 79 minutes
Director Kaspars Roga travels to Sierra Leone to find out what really happened ten years ago, when his friend ”Mr. Dice” run away after his bank went bankrupt, losing all the investors’ money, including director’s.
Many years ago, the film’s director and the man nicknamed Mr. Dice were best friends. In a whirlwind of parties, the famous musician and the influential banker were carried on a wave of euphoria of wild capitalism after the collapse of the Soviet Union. The bank, however, led by Mr. Dice, went bankrupt and he disappeared without a trace with the money that his friends and clients had entrusted to him. Here begins the documentary search that leads us on an adventure from Latvia to the heat of Africa and far beyond the crime, guilt, and betrayal. It is also a search for the sense of deep friendship and the struggle with common sense and conventional moral categories.