Jan, a guy in his twenties, and his friend Crecker, are involved in several crimes in their neglected suburb within the city. After meeting the “golden youth” beauty, Sabina, he looks for a fresh start in downtown circles but finds contempt. His hopes for love, compassion and opportunity are dashed by the even more ruthless rules of the bourgeois; all he can count on is himself.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Elviss Zants, Kristaps Krievs
Ernests Ansons, Verners Biters
Ilya Scerbakov, Semen Serzin, Mikhail Razumovsky, Eduard Murashov, Viktoria Kondratenko
Born 1983, Yerevan, Armenia. Karapetyan grew up in Latvia and received his MA degree in film directing from the Latvian Academy of Culture. He continued his studies at the Academie Internationale des Arts ESEC in Paris and graduated in 2008. At the Latvian National FF, Lielais Kristaps 2007, his short film Disgust was awarded the title of Best Student Film. In 2011, Karapetyan directed The Barber of Seville at the Latvian National Opera; it was awarded Best New Production of the Season. People Out There is Aik’s debut as director of a full-length feature film. People Out There has participated in various international film festivals (Karlovy Vary, Göteborg, Hamburg, Lübeck), awarded as a best director in Baltic Debuts (Russia).
Disgust (2007, short), People Out There (2012), The Man in the Orange Jacket (2012).