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Directed by Petr Kazda

Czech Republic 2016 105 mins. In Czech

Olga Hepnarova–lesbian, loner, mass murderer–was the last woman executed in the former Czechoslovakia. In 1973, at the age of 22, Hepnarová used a truck to run down eight people on a Prague sidewalk. It was a crime of sudden and clinical ferocity whose fallout and subsequent trial shocked a nation. But who was Olga Hepnarová? What caused her to cross such a dangerous precipice? How did she become, in her own words, “a wreck, ruined by people”? “Teases out the psychological roots of a stunning crime. . . intelligently dodges sensationalism throughout.”–Variety. Ages 18+  

Genres: Drama

Appears in: New Czech Cinema



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