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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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Patricia Pillar was first considered to play Olga. Luiz Fernando Carvalho was first considered to direct this movie. See more »

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Music by Marcus Viana
Lyrics by Vladimir Mayakovsky
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Very Dramatic! Very Good!
24 August 2004 | by (Curitiba, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Olga (movie) is about the life of Olga Benário and her husband Luís Carlos Prestes (the biggest communist leader in Brazil). But the movie isn't only about politics. It's about politics, war, persecution, revolutionary spirit, injustice, and of course, love. The movie shows the life of Olga, and the failure of the communist revolution in Brazil, by the perspective of the revolutionary couple.

Excellent acting by Camila Morgado (Olga) and the great Fernanda Montenegro (Prestes mother). Weak acting by Caco Ciocler (Prestes).

This was an very good movie, but it could be more about the revolution than the romance between the couple, this makes the movie too dramatic sometimes.

For his first movie, Monjardim did an excellent job, but he also must learn a little bit more about the movies world. Some scenes in the movie looks like a TV series.

We can't forgot that this is a real history, that all (or almost all) that the movie shows was real. I had almost cried several times. If you will see in the cinema, don't forget a tissue. Overall, it's a great movie

Olga - rate 9/10


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