Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This film takes a version of the story of Argentine Eva Peron and translates it to Central Europe. Marina is an ambitious woman, and sleeps her way into power, becoming the mistress and finally the wife of the president of her country. She becomes perceived as saint-like, which is a great boost to her husband's career. In order to pin down her saintly image and ensure her husband's hold on power, she arranges to be martyred.
ambition, husband-and-wife, political-crisis, President, prostitute/prostitution, Eastern-US, forbidden-love, marriage, marriage-of-convenience, mistress, mother, poverty, power