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Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.

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Malwina Turek ...
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Raised in Prague, Olga Hepnarová, a timid by nature and troubled child with no friends, was frequently bullied by her classmates. Living in such a strict family environment, feeling alone and unable to cope with life's issues, she gradually alienated herself, and as a result, Olga unable to fit in, she began feeling a raging hatred growing inside her, towards the indifference of a society that in the tragic end, left her destroyed by its people. Eventually, Olga rejected by everyone and marginalised, she meticulously plotted against society in silence, declaring her intention for revenge against her family and the world.. Written by Nick Riganas

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Based on the crimes of Olga Hepnarová (b. June 30, 1951) who on July 10, 1973 drove a rented truck into a group of about 25 people waiting for a tram in Prague, Czechoslovakia, all aged between 60 to 79, killing 8 of them. Before the murder, she sent a letter to two newspapers explaining her action as revenge for all the hatred against her by her family and the world. She was found to be sane and sentenced to death. The execution took place on March 12, 1975 in the Pankrác Prison in Prague. She was the last woman executed in Czechoslovakia. See more »

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Mother: To commit suicide you need a strong will, my child. Something you certainly don't have. Accept it.
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Referenced in Vsechnopárty: Episode dated 19 October 2012 (2012) See more »

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Piesne z kolovrátku: Tvoj sneh
Music by Frantisek Griglák
Lyrics by Kamil Peteraj
Performed by Collegium Musicum
Vocals by Frantisek Griglák
album: Konvergencie
Opus 1971
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Grim
8 February 2017 | by (Derry, Ireland) – See all my reviews

Olga Hepnarova was the last woman to be executed in the Czech Republic and for mass murder, no less so don't expect a barrel of laughs. Shot in chilly black and white, (more a wintry gray, in fact), Petr Kazda and Tomas Weinreb's film is a depressing study of a psychotic personality. In the title role Michalina Olszanska doesn't so much act as exists and barely at that. Although she never off the screen it's as if she's been vaporized, living in a shadow where the real person should be. I suppose in some respects the film falls into much the same category as "The Honeymoon Killers" or "Henry, Portrait of a Serial Killer" but they were lively, jolly affairs compared to this. With its strong lesbian element perhaps a more fitting comparison would be with "Monster" in which Charlize Theron played Aileen Wuornos. Worth seeing but grim.


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