OLGA (2004)

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Drama. Follows the true story of German Jewish and communist activist Olga Benario who is sent on a mission to escort the head of the Brazilian communist party Luis Carlos Prestes from Moscow to Brazil where he is to lead the revolution. Along the way Olga falls in love with Luis and they marry. Under the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas, Olga, who was by then pregnant, was arrested and deported to Germany. In a prison there, she gave birth to a daughter in 1936 and in 1938 sent to Ravensbruck concentration camp and finally gassed in 1942. Based on the biography titled 'Olga' by Fernando Morais.

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