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At 15, she began militating in the Communist Youth Movement and was known for her fearless, physical courage. Wanted by the German police, Olga has to escape to the Soviet Union.
There, she receives military training, and is designeted for the most important Komintern mission in Latin America. She is to be responsible for the personal safety of the mythic Brazilian revolutionary Captain Luis Carlos Prestes who, together with his tiny army, traveled, on horse back, from one side of his country to the other combating poverty and oppression.
Pursued, Prestes had to escape to the Soviet Union. Now he has to return to command the first communist uprising in the South American continent, the Brazilian Revolution of On a risky trip through Europe and the United States and forced to pretend to be a rich Portuguese couple, Prestes and Olga fall in love.
The experienced and disciplined 37 year old soldier reveals himself to be a very shy person and confesses that he had never before been with a woman. In Brazil, Prestes and Olga meet other envoys from the Komintern and, clandestinely, organize the insurrection. In and between the secret meetings and the fear of being discovered by the police, Olga tries to understand this strange country, with its strong colors, sun, music and disconcerting gaiety.
For a few moments, she even begins to believe that this could be paradise, the perfect country. However, the movement is tragically defeated. Many are arrested and many others are killed. Olga and Prestes manage to escape and live in hiding for several weeks, for they are searched for by all the political police of Rio de Janeiro.
In the early morning of march 5, , the police find the fugitives. Both are imprisoned. Delighted, she still dreams of the possibility of freedom and union with him. Suddenly, she finds herself full of peculiar feelings that she had never before known she had. She becomes an loving and caring mother, that tries to amuse her daughter within the grimy walls of her cell. For the first time in her life, Olga is scared, for she knows that once she stops nursing her baby, she will be taken away from her.
At fourteen months, Anita is grabbed from her arms. Nevertheless, believing that her daughter had been placed in a nazi detention house and distraught with pain, Olga stops eating completely and loses all energy, even to get out of bed. Slowly, it is the hope of seeing Prestes and her daughter again some day that leads Olga to continue her fight. Transferred to the Ravensbruck concentration camp, she decides to organize and guide her fellow inmates.
Together they try to survive the starvation, the madness and the violence. At that exact moment, the great Stalinist terror is already fully underway. In , after the non aggression pact between Hitler and Stalin, there are maneuvers to free Olga, but they are ignored by the Soviet government.
Olga is never to see Prestes nor her daughter again. She is killed in a Bernburg gas chamber in Luis Carlos Prestes is released in , when the Vargas government is deposed. It is the fascinating and disturbing portrayal of a woman that believed she could illuminate the world with her dreams, her courage and even with her death.
Spy trained by the Red Army? Soldier of the Revolution? The kind of bolshevic iron warrior that was transformed into a woman in Brazil. That perfect and daring agent that knew fear here.
And what vision did Olga have of Brazil? What twisting path led foreigners, so elected by history, to loose their way here. Stefan Zweig, Hans Staden, and even Sarah Bernhardt…A kind of inside out paradise or the bottom of a well with crystalline waters?
In the history of cinema, strong female characters became renowned classics by the media and critics, for being exceptions in an entertainment industry so focused on the male world. The drama of a strong woman, determined, idealist and beautiful, together with the historical polemical context, whose themes are till this day portraied all over the world: anti-semitism and nazism, will result in a greater public interest for this movie.
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At 15, she began militating in the Communist Youth Movement and was known for her fearless, physical courage. Wanted by the German police, Olga has to escape to the Soviet Union. There, she receives military training, and is designeted for the most important Komintern mission in Latin America. She is to be responsible for the personal safety of the mythic Brazilian revolutionary Captain Luis Carlos Prestes who, together with his tiny army, traveled, on horse back, from one side of his country to the other combating poverty and oppression. Pursued, Prestes had to escape to the Soviet Union.