The Mover

The Mover ( – 'Father Night') is a 2018 Latvian drama film directed by Dāvis Sīmanis Jr. The film is based on the Latvian novel A Boy and a Dog written by Inese Zandere and Reinis Pētersons. It was selected as the Latvian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 92nd Academy Awards, but it was not nominated. In 2019 The Mover was awarded as the best foreign film at Haifa International Film Festival.


Žanis Lipke, a Latvian dock worker, rescues 60 Jews during the German occupation of Latvia during World War II with the help of his family and his friends.