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8 hlav sílenství (2017)

Story of the talented Russian poet, Anna Barkova (1906-1976), who spent twenty-two years of her life in the Gulags. She survived thanks to her poems, thanks to hope and her passionate love for a woman named Valentina.

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Marta Nováková
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Credited cast:
Aneta Langerová ... Anna Barkova
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lenka Burianová Lenka Burianová ... a poet in Gulag
Viktorie Cermáková ... Vera Leonidova
Zuzana Fialová
Tomás Jerábek ... A Minister
Lukás Juza Lukás Juza
Jirí Werich Petrásek Jirí Werich Petrásek
Sabina Remundová ... Tonya
Martin Sitta Martin Sitta
Marie Stípková Marie Stípková
Lubos Veselý
Alena Vondraskova Alena Vondraskova
Pavel Zednícek
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ANNA ALEXANDROVNA BARKOVA (1901-1976) Journalist and poet, meeting suspicious characters. Involved in immoral love affairs. Work in the Kremlin, fired. 1934 - Arrested, 5 years of penal servitude in Karaganda. Lived in Ukraine during the WWII. 1946 - Arrested, 5 years of penal servitude in the Komi Republic. 1956 - Rehabilitated, disability pension. 1957 - Arrested, 10 years of penal servitude. The film 8 Heads of Madness is about the eternal struggle between the artist and external circumstances, the artist and her demons and longings. 8 Heads of Madness is a drama woven from fragments of an appalling era. An unhappy cross-section of the 20th century in an unhappy country, as seen through the sensitive, perceptive vision of a poet.

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Language:

Czech

Release Date:

12 October 2017 (Czech Republic) See more »

Also Known As:

8 Heads of Madness See more »

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