The film is based on true events that took place in the vicinity of Līvāni in 1945 after the return of the Soviet occupation. The Catholic priest Antons Juhņevičs served in the Vanagi parish, and he hid local men in the household premises of the church to let them escape from the mobilisation in the Red Army. Having found himself to be in conflict with the ruling power due to his conviction, he was forced to decide on a radical step.
The film "Alias Loner" is a documentary based on historic facts; however, the scene-setting dramatic events are just a reason to talk about the existential choices of a human life. Faithfulness and heroism so closely followed by betrayal and cowardice, or a simple wish to survive – all of this is present in the fates of Antons Juhņevičs and his companions-in-arms.
This is the debut film of the film director and script writer Normunds Pucis.
The historic persons are played by the actors Varis Piņķis, Vilis Daudziņš, Edgars Samītis, Andris Bulis, Juris Bartkevičs, Juris Jope, Edgars Pujāts, Rihards Rudāks, Māris Korsietis, Egils Viļumovs, Ritvars Gailums, and Valdemārs Karpačs.
The film music is written by the internationally acknowledged Latvian composer of sacred music Rihards Dubra.
Movie in Latvian.