About the film
based on novel or book world war ii nazi women's prison based on true story interrogation
And Give My Love to the Swallows
Release Date: May 26, 1972
|Production Companies||:||Filmové studio Barrandov|
|Producers||:||Věra Kadlecová, Jiří Šebor, Jaroslava Pražská, Václav Havlík, Olga Mimrová|
|Writers||:||Jaromil Jireš, Jaromil Jireš, Zdeněk Dufek, Marie Kudeříková, Zora Beráková|
This film, chronicling the last days of Czech resistance fighter Maruska Kuderikova (played by Magda Vasaryova), is based on her diaries. Though she was tortured and eventually executed by the Nazis, her diaries indicate that she was optimistic for the humanity of her captors and did not by any means hate them. Told with simple dignity, this film makes clear why Maruska became a national hero.