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Vera Cáslavská, with her seven gold and four silver Olympic medals, represents the most successful Czechoslovak sportswoman of all time as well as the fourth most successful Olympic sportswoman of the world.

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Olga Sommerová

Writer:

Olga Sommerová
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Credited cast:
Vera Caslavska ... Self (as Vera Cáslavská)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Bok John Bok ... Self
Václav Havel ... Self (archive footage)
Jan Potmesil ... Self
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The film about Vera Cáslavská is an evaluation of her life. With her seven gold and four silver Olympic medals, she represents the most successful Czechoslovak sportswoman of all time as well as the fourth most successful Olympic sportswoman of the world. After her breathtaking victory at the Summer Olympics in Mexico City in 1968, she was pronounced the second most popular woman of the planet after Jacqueline Kennedy. In 1968, she signed the 2000 Words Manifesto which she never withdrew. Despite her enormous fame, which she deserved for her incredibly hard work and endurance, she lived a troubled life (political situation during normalization, marriage, family tragedy). Her unique life story reflects the situation in the Czech society, both in the communist and democratic regime. In both cases, she was active in the civil sphere. She considers her sporting past as a few moments of fame which can hardly make up for her troublesome life. Today, Vera is 68 years old. 42 years have ... Written by Evolution Films

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Those are the real heros
11 October 2020 | by v-56289See all my reviews

The life of Vera Caslavska was full of ups and down, most of the people can not even imagine. Her strength and high morals make her one of the biggest fighter not only in the area of gymnastics, but also democracy, and life in general. She shall remain to be an idol and role model! In the document she narrates through her life story with admirable optimism and humility.


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Country:

Czech Republic

Language:

Czech

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3 May 2012 (Czech Republic) See more »

Filming Locations:

Prague, Czech Republic

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CZK5,000,000 (estimated)
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