A letter arrives from Germany; Mindaugas has died. To fulfill his last requests Ervinas and Romas travel across Eastern Europe from Lithuania to Berlin on a quest to pay their respects. In Berlin they investigate the Berlin wall, meet a belly dancer and survey the staggering modernity of the West. As their search for the grave becomes futile, old secrets emerge.
Short Film, 19m, 2006
"…of the newer work, one highlight is Cy Kuckenbaker's slyly humorous and poignant short The Orphans, about the journey two elderly Lithuanian men take to Berlin to honor a childhood buddy's deathbed wish."
-Robert Abele, Los Angeles Times