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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

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Jayme Monjardim

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Rita Buzzar, Fernando Morais (book)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Camila Morgado ... Olga Benário
Caco Ciocler ... Luís Carlos Prestes
Luís Melo Luís Melo ... Léo Benário (as Luis Mello)
Eliane Giardini ... Eugénie Benário
Mariana Lima ... Lígia Prestes
Floriano Peixoto ... Filinto Müller
Murilo Rosa Murilo Rosa ... Estevan
Renata Jesion Renata Jesion ... Elise Ewert
Werner Schünemann ... Arthur Ewert (as Werner Schunemann)
Guilherme Weber ... Otto Braun
Jandira Martini Jandira Martini ... Sarah
Leona Cavalli ... Maria
Milena Toscano ... Anita Leocádia
José Dumont José Dumont ... Manuel
Odilon Wagner ... Capitão Navio
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Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a concentration camp. After World War II began, Vargas decided to uphold the Allies. Written by Gérson Luiz Garcia

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | German

Release Date:

20 August 2004 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Олга See more »

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Budget:

BRL12,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$60,820
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Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, Narrative Award Winner: 2007 See more »

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Music by Marcus Viana
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"Olga
5 March 2006 | by i-evans1021See all my reviews

This was a film that leaves an audience stunned and silent! The concentration camp element of the film proved harrowing as did the repressive cruelty of the Vargas regime. However the the growing attraction between Prestes and Olga was tenderly portrayed and beautifully acted. Along with fine performances by the principals,came some effective acting in the supporting roles,plus a haunting musical score and impressive filming. Of course there is a political element to the film but primarily it is the fight between good and evil,with the power of love conquering all. The film was unmistakably Brazilian but uniformly good and deserves high praise


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