Delta Zoo



90 minutes
In the 1990s, every boy around the world – even amidst cultural embargos – was glued to VHS karate action films and dreamt of being a superhero. The fight for Lithuanian independence in 1991 gave a selective group of young men the chance to do just that: be heroes, as members of a Special Forces Unit aimed at countering Soviet aggression. Most members were given an animal nickname, hence the unit was known as the Zoo. From parachute jumps and hand-to-hand combat training to securing the KGB building in Vilnius, at the beginning of the end of the USSR, this playful documentary tells the hidden story of the first-ever Lithuanian Special Forces: a courageous, impassioned, and youthful endeavor against the powers that once were.


Andrius Lekavicius


Gabrielė Vaičiūnaitė, Marta Bite, Rokas Janauskas


Aleksiejus Gaiževskis, Pranas Kasteckas



Awards & Festivals:

Best Feature Film Nominee, Valletta; SCANORAMA Film Forum; Valletta; Viborg Animation; Astra