The Rifleman pays stark witness to the horrors and brutality of the First
World War, as seen through the eyes of an innocent 17-year-old farm-boy
turned soldier. Though he is underage, and his dad, a former marksman, is
overage for the army, they are both conscripted into one of Latvia’s first
national battalions. The thrill of training is soon followed by reality, as
shells burst around them in the endless mud. He grows up on the
battlefield, fighting at the side of his father and brother, their lives
are constantly in jeopardy.