Strand Releasing and Outsider Pictures have released a new poster and trailer for I, Olga Hepnarova, which tells the true story of Olga Hepnarova, a woman who in 1973 intentionally drove a truck through a group of people on a tram platform.
The film is directed by Petr Kazda and Tomás Weinreb and will be opening in theaters in New York March 24th.
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.
Based on the crimes of Olga Hepnarova (b. June 30, 1951) who on July 10, 1973, drove a rented truck into a group of about 25 people waiting for a tram in Prague, Czechoslovakia, all aged between 60 to 79, killing 8 of them. Before the murder, she sent a letter to two newspapers explaining her action as revenge for all the hatred against her by her family and the world. She was found to be sane and sentenced to death. The execution took place on March 12, 1975 in the Pankrác Prison in Prague. She was the last woman executed in Czechoslovakia.