Victorious Return

Victorious Return (, ) is a 1947 Soviet Latvian film directed by Aleksander Ivanov and . The film was directed by the Riga Film Studio.


The film is based on the play Victory by Vilis Lācis. During World War II, Soviet Army lieutenant Augusts Grieze is captured as a result of treachery during a retreat. The Germans are struggling to lure him into their ranks, but he refuses, so the Germans on the radio spread messages on behalf of Augusts asking the Latvians to lay down their arms. Grieze manages to escape and becomes a lone wolf partisan. When the Soviets retake Riga, he is determined to clear his name and find the traitor - Paulis Nagla.