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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Camila Morgado ...
Olga Benário
Caco Ciocler ...
Luís Carlos Prestes
Luís Melo ...
Léo Benário (as Luis Mello)
Eliane Giardini ...
Eugénie Benário
Mariana Lima ...
Lígia Prestes
Floriano Peixoto ...
Filinto Müller
Murilo Rosa ...
Estevan
Renata Jesion ...
Elise Ewert
Werner Schünemann ...
Arthur Ewert (as Werner Schunemann)
Guilherme Weber ...
Otto Braun
Jandira Martini ...
Sarah
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Maria
Milena Toscano ...
Anita Leocádia
José Dumont ...
Manuel
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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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BRL 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,630,555 (Brazil) (20 August 2004)

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$6,976,254 (Brazil) (15 October 2004)
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Patricia Pillar was first considered to play Olga. Luiz Fernando Carvalho was first considered to direct this movie. See more »

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Lyrics by Vladimir Mayakovsky
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"Olga
5 March 2006 | by (Swansea United Kingdom) – See 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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