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
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Lígia Prestes
Floriano Peixoto ...
Filinto Müller
Murilo Rosa ...
Estevan
Renata Jesion ...
Elise Ewert
Werner Schünemann ...
Arthur Ewert (as Werner Schunemann)
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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)

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$1,630,555 (Brazil) (20 August 2004)
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This is second time Eliane Giardini was the mother of Camila Morgado. The first one was in _"Casa das Sete Mulheres, A" (2003) (mini)_, also directed by Jayme Monjardim. This mini-serie tells the story of Anita Garibaldi, after whom Olga named her daughter. See more »

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Stellar Performance
3 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've just caught the film, and I must say, it is a powerful, powerful depiction - epic, really, of the life of Olga Benario. Camila Morgado is a force to be reckoned with. She left no stone unturned in bringing Olga (back) to life in this film. Her presence in the film is awe-inspiring. Such an amazing actress. Look for the subtle, uncomfortable humor that she depicts in her first night aboard ship with Prestes. It is great acting. And the strength of her gaze in a number of scenes will lock you in your seat. Just an amazing turn by this young actress. I was fortunate enough to see the film with her in attendance, and her comments afterward highlighted an articulate, well-read and focused young woman who is clearly quite serious about her craft and her country. What a breath of fresh air THAT is today!!

The story itself is solid, the cinematography outstanding.

This film will stay with you.


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