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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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Selected as Brazil's nominee for Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards [2004]. See more »

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Music by Marcus Viana
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A Big Mistake
3 February 2016 | by marcelosandiniSee all my reviews

One of the most cheesy movies I've ever seen. A fantastic story that was wasted in a completely tacky film, mushy and extremely loaded. I regret that we wasted a chance to do a remarkable film of a moment so important and so unique in the history of our country, involving such amazing characters as were Luis Carlos Prestes and Olga Benário. Unfortunately the choice of director and cast followed the novel patterns are printed it too hard in the film. The use of soundtrack is a separate chapter. It is always over the top, trying to push hard emotion, taking any subtlety that may exist in the interpretations of the cast. This makes it impossible to actually get emotional as before some important dialogue begin the violin is already playing deafeningly. A big waste.


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