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Online documentary tells tale of schlager musician under pressure

It's time for Latvian Television's "Latvian Code" (Latvijas kods) strand of documentary films to make a welcome return, with a new season appearing here on LSM over the next few weeks.

As usual, the films are made by outstanding documentary film-makers and come complete with English-language subtitles.

Dinārs is a Latvian schlager singer popular with the ladies and known for his big cat mane. The eponymous film follows his path over a turbulent season of work. 

Director Mārtiņš Grauds relates an amusing back-and-forth with the singer, who actually was the one to pitch the idea to document his life. 

"Producer Uldis Cekulis suggested I maybe try talking Dinārs into cutting his hair for the end of the movie, but after the first [disastrous] conversation I didn't raise the issue anymore. [...] Uldis told me, if Dinārs was the one to address me, he should sacrifice something as well. After the first shooting, Dinārs sent me a picture in which his hair was slicked down. It was a shock for me for several seconds, as in, damn, he's cut his hair without telling me. But that was the impression he wanted to leave by sending the picture."

English-language subtitles can be selected in the videoplayer controls.  

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