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Jun 9, 2005 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Video Thursdays - Requiem for a Maiden

Video screening at the Czech Center, June 9, 8 pm.

Video Thursdays

Requiem for a Maiden [Requiem pro panenku]

June 9, 8 pm at the Czech Center

Requiem for a Maiden , 1991, 100 minutes, English Subtitles

Director: Filip Renč

Cast: Anna Geislerová, Eva Holubová, Barbora Hrzanová, Filip Renč, Soňa Valentová

This film is based on a story that happened in 1984 in Czechoslovakia. The main hero is Marika, a 14-year-old girl who was mistakenly sent to a madhouse for young by the authorities. There she finds that wards are terrorized by their tutors, and that the tutors caused the deaths of several wards by administering overdoses of medication. Marika tries to escape several times but she is always caught and sent back. She also tries to protect the other children against the tyranny. When she no longer sees any other way to change the situation, she lights fire and burns the madhouse to the ground, which concludes the film. The story continued, however, when three tutors were imprisoned for tyranny for six months to a year and Marika was imprisoned for five years because she started the fire.


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Jun 9, 2005 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM


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