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I, Olga Hepnarová
Archived: I, Olga Hepnarová - Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

director: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb

With: Michalina Olszanska, Martin Pechlát, Klára Melísková, a.o.

duration: 105 minutes
LGBTQ , Biography, LGBTQ

Official Selection - Global Cinema
Film Fest Gent - I, Olga Hepnarová

Olga Hepnarova was a young, lonely lesbian outsider from a coldhearted family who couldn't play the part society desired of her. Her paranoid self-examination and inability to connect with other people eventually drove her over the edge of humanity when she was only twenty-two years old.

The film shows the human being behind the mass murderer without glorifying or downplaying the terrible crime she committed. Guided by her letters we delve into Olga's psyche and witness the worsening of her loneliness and alienation as we reconstruct the events that led up to her disastrous actions.

Although the story is set in the seventies, young people worldwide today still face problems of not belonging, being different, and being bullied because of race, gender or sexual orientation.

A character study of seventies Czech murderess Olga Hepnarová, who killed eight people by driving her truck into a crowd waiting for a tram. "Freshmen Tomás Weinreb and Petr Kazda helm a steady, solemn biopic of the last woman sentenced to death in Czechoslovakia." (Variety)


director: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb
producer: Petr Kazda
screenplay: Roman Cílek, Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Editor: Vojtech Fric
Cinematography: Adam Sikora

production company: Black Balance

More info

dialogue: Czech
subtitles: Eng subt.
country: Czech Republic - Poland - Slovak Republic - France
year: 2016

Official site


PETR KAZDA: Doblba! (2005), Tady hlídám já (2012), I, Olga Hepnarová (2016). TOMAS WEINREB: Zatmení (2006, short), Vsechno Je Sracka (2009), I, Olga Hepnarová (2016).

Technical Specs

sound: Stereo 5.1
format: DCP
frame: 1:1,85


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