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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)
Eugénie Benário
Lígia Prestes
Floriano Peixoto ...
Filinto Müller
Murilo Rosa ...
Renata Jesion ...
Elise Ewert
Werner Schünemann ...
Arthur Ewert (as Werner Schunemann)
Otto Braun
Jandira Martini ...
Milena Toscano ...
Anita Leocádia
José Dumont ...
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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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20 August 2004 (Brazil)  »

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Олга  »


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BRL 12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,630,555 (Brazil), 20 August 2004, Limited Release
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Patricia Pillar was first considered to play Olga. Luiz Fernando Carvalho was first considered to direct this movie. See more »


Prateada (Marchinha de Carnaval)
Music and lyrics by Marcus Viana
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I expected more
21 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I've waited a lot for this movie and I was not satisfied. Too much money and talk about a movie that were nothing sounds natural or moving at all. The snow/winter scenes were among the worst, because just the artificial snow and clothes do not make a situation looks like it's very cold. Monjardin (the director) is very goo making TV series and soap operas, but he should adapt his talent to tell a story in a movie way. Olga looks like a movie made of cut scenes from a TV series. Caco Ciocler was not convincing as Prestes, he doesn't pass the impression that he would be able to inspire a march of 25 thousands km. Fernanda Montenegro was the best chose, she was wonderful as Leocádia Prestes. Camila Morgado is an excellent actress but the necessity of the creation of a love story and the obsession of showing that love and maternity made Olga a real woman, was a waste of time.

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