Vera

  • 1987
  • 1 HR 32 MIN
  • NR

Despite her reluctance to leave, 18-year-old Nogueira is released from the orphanage where she has lived for many years. While in the orhanage she slowly assumed a number of masculine characteristics in an effort to deal with her environment, and she finds these personality quirks make it difficult for her to function in the outside world. This is an effective...read more

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Trailer for the documentary Vera 68. The central figure of Olga Sommerov s newest movie is the most successful Czechoslovak sportswoman of all time, gymnast V ra slavsk . The holder of seven gold and four silver Olympic medals reached the peak of her career at the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City when she was named the second most popular woman on the planet after Jackie Kennedy. After signing the anti-regime manifesto The Two Thousand Words, her enforced social decline began, not ending until the Velvet Revolution and her work as advisor to President Vaclav Havel. Fate dealt her another blow in the form of a family tragedy when her son Martin was convicted of involuntary manslaughter against his father Josef Odlo il; slavsk suffered a nervous breakdown and spent 16 years out of the public eye. The rise and fall of the recipient of Japan s highest state honor is brought to life through archive footage, photographs, interviews, but also via shots of a trip which Olga Sommerov took with V ra slavsk to her beloved Mexico.

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