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And Give My Love to the Swallows (1972)

...a pozdravuji vlastovky (original title)
Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine ... See full summary »

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Jaromil Jires

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Jaromil Jires
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Magda Vásáryová ... Maruska Kuderíková
Viera Strnisková Viera Strnisková ... Mother
Július Vasek Július Vasek ... Father
Václav Helsus ... Julek
Dagmar Bláhová ... Julinka (as Dagmara Bláhová)
Hana Pastejríková ... Jarka
Hana Maciuchová ... Vítezka
Jana Andresíková ... Frieda
Alzbeta Frejková Alzbeta Frejková ... Mrs. Sternetzská
Zora Rozsypalová Zora Rozsypalová ... Mrs. Nau
Valérie Kaplanová ... Erna
Giesele Fojtu Giesele Fojtu
Jozef Cierny Jozef Cierny
Dusan Blaskovic
Zdenek Kampf Zdenek Kampf
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Storyline

Towards the end of 1942 a young prisoner Maruska (Magda Vásáryová) awaits in her cell in prison in Breslau (after war Polish Wroclaw) her execution. After death sentence it was ninety nine days of grace of life that were granted to prisoners by the Nazis, a period during which the prisoners were put to work. Maruska paints the eyes of the plaster tin soldiers by a thin brush and thus she takes the opportunity to put down secretly the fragments of her memories, thoughts and expectations. She hopes she will manage to smuggle these "scraps", as she calls them, to her close friends and family. In retrospect there are returning the girl's experiences. Written by NFA.cz

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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

Czech

Release Date:

26 May 1972 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

...e saluto le rondini See more »

Filming Locations:

Brno, Czech Republic See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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