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Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

Not Rated | | Biography, Crime, Drama | 24 March 2017 (USA)
"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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Roman Cílek (story), Tomás Weinreb (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michalina Olszanska ... Olga Hepnarová
Martin Pechlát ... Miroslav
Klára Melísková ... Mother
Marika Soposká ... Jitka
Juraj Nvota Juraj Nvota ... Advocate
Martin Finger ... Dr. Hronec
Marta Mazurek ... Alena
Ondrej Malý ... Psychiatrist Spyrka
Petra Nesvacilová ... Iveta
Ivan Palúch
Gabriela Mícová ... Psychiatrist Rabska
Zuzana Stavná ... Sister
Jan Novotny Jan Novotny ... Judge
Viktor Vrabec ... Father
Malwina Turek Malwina Turek ... Gypsy Girl
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Storyline

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, marginalised and rejected by everyone, meticulously plotted against society in silence. In the end, declaring her intention, revenge against her family and the world. Written by Nick Riganas

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Language:

Czech | Slovak

Release Date:

24 March 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu, Olga Hepnarová See more »

Filming Locations:

Nowa Ruda, Dolnoslaskie, Poland See more »

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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Olga Hepnarová: All parents should be executed and children put into institutions.
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Connections

Referenced in DVTV: DVTV Forum: Jan Hrebejk (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

P.F. 1972, part I.
Music by Marián Varga
Performed by Collegium Musicum
album: Konvergencie
Opus 1971
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An excellent film! Another confirmation of the well known quality of Czech cinema.
16 March 2016 | by stefan stefanovSee all my reviews

Tackling a very difficult subject in a rigid social environment like communist Czechoslovakia in the 70's, this film has done it great!

The female lead -the very young Polish actress Michalina Olszanska is doing the impossible while portraying an extremely complex character that no-one would otherwise understand or empathize.

The cinematic recreation of the atmosphere of Prague in the early 70's is so true, that this this black & white film looks like it was really shot in the Seventies. Only the stable digital image suggests else.

I do recommend this movie to all sensitive viewers who wish to look deeper in to the human and social issues.


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