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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

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)

Gross:

$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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Prateada (Marchinha de Carnaval)
Music and lyrics by Marcus Viana
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Olga - Not True To Life
21 October 2007 | by (San Jose, CA) – See all my reviews

I saw "Olga" at a local Jewish film festival. It is a confusing film containing several mistakes. It was never made clear that Olga was a Munich-born German (Olga Gutmann Benario) whose father was of Jewish decent, but her mother was not. Olga moved from Munich to Berlin in 1925 at age 17. The biggest mistake of the filmmaker was to report that she was killed in Theresienstadt, she died in Bernburg. That the movie is in Portuguese doesn't help either. The story is too long-winded and some scenes are moving too slow. I couldn't get emotionally involved in the story and felt detached from Olga's plight even though the director tried but failed to show her tragic life in a way Spielberg would have done it. I had high expectations when I read about this movie, but was pretty disappointed. At least, the acting was good. It would probably better to read about Olga than to see this movie.


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