Die Tochter des Spions | © Imfilm Agentur + Verleih / Jörg Bundschuh / Kick Film
© Imfilm Agentur + Verleih / Jörg Bundschuh / Kick Film

My Father, The Spy

  • The Daughter of a Spy (aka People from Nowhere) (Working title)
All titles (3)
Documentary Feature | 2018-2019 | Biography, Drama, Family, History, Period, Politics, Portrait, War | Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Latvia


Brief synopsis

As a young Soviet student in 1978, Ieva could not have predicted that a holiday visit to her father, Imants Lešinskis, then working in the Soviet mission at the UN in New York, would irreversibly split her life in two. Entangled in a dark spy game, she is forced to leave her former life behind, never to see her mother or her homeland of Latvia again. Pulling back the curtain on the shady behind-the-scenes world of the Cold War, this film tells a daughter’s dramatic story of her double-agent father, exploring their relationship against the backdrop of events which have their roots over four decades ago.

In order to find herself and understand the game she was part of, Ieva sets out on a journey to the past, confronting family secrets, lies and betrayal.

(German Documentaries)


Director of photographyAigars Sērmukšs
Additional photographyRoland Wagner
DirectorJaak Kilmi
DirectorGints Grūbe
EditorArmands Začs
ProducerGints Grūbe
ProducerAntra Gaile
Co-producerJulietta Sichel8Heads Productions
Co-producerJaak KilmiPimik
Co-producerJörg BundschuhKick Film
Executive producerMoritz Bundschuh
ScreenwriterJaak Kilmi
ScreenwriterGints Grūbe
Production sound mixerBjörn Rothe
Sound re-recording mixerMaik SiegleDeutsche Version

Production companies

Mistrus Media [lv]
8Heads Productions [cz]Koproduktion
Kick Film GmbH MünchenKoproduktion
Pimik Oü [ee]Koproduktion

Distributing companies

Imfilm - Agentur + Verleih [de]
Zorro Film GmbH [de]


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyARD [de]Monday, 14/06/2021, 11.35 PM


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 02/07/2020