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Binecuvantata fi inchisoare

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Adapted from Romanian scholar Nicoleta Valéry-Grossu's 1976 memoirs, Binecuvantata fi inchisoare (Oh, Blessed Prison, loosely adapted from a line in an Alexander Solzhenitsyn poem) tracks the dissident's four years spent in a Soviet labor encampment and her subsequent religious and intellectual transformation. Beginning in 1949, Valéry-Grossu (portrayed by actress Maria Ploae) was falsely arrested and held under a bogus espionage charge, which then led to a staggeringly brutal three-month stint at a...more

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