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This documentary film is about the life of a spiritual figure, the nun Zdenka Schelinger, who became a victim of the regime.  When she organized the escape of six unjustly imprisoned priests, it turned out to be a trap set by State Security.  As a result of inhumane interrogation and cruel torture in detention, she got breast cancer and died in 1955 with the knowledge that, “no one has more love than one who gives his life for his friends.

My perception of sister Zdenka was fundamentally changed by letters that I found in her in- vestigation file. Until then, she had only been a distant sister for me, always perfect, a per- fect nurse, a perfect sufferer. Only after reading the letters in which I got to know her internal struggle, the way she was fighting, than she became close to me.
Veronika Zwiewková, historian

Producers: Barbara Harumová Hessová, Sr. Justína Kostúrová
Story: sr. Benjamína Novotná, SCSC
Scriptwriter and director: sr. Iva Kúšiková, SSpS
Director of feature scenes: Slavo Zrebný
DOP: sr. Iva Kúšiková, SSpS, Michal Fulier
DOP of feature scenes: Ivo Miko
Dramaturge: Martin Šulík
Music Composer:Rastislav Dubovský
Music by: Collegium music Salvatoris
Sound design and Mix: Dušan Kozák
Editor: Rado Dubravský
Grading: Peter Harum

Registration number in SR: MKSR: MKAD 06113

Production of this film was supported by Audiovisual fund
Media partner radio LUMEN

Film was supported by:
Konferencia biskupov Slovenska; Konferencia vyšších predstavených ženských rehôľ na Slovensku; Kirche in Not; Kongregácia Milosrdných sestier svätého Kríža – Slovenská provincia; Misijná kongregácia Služobníc Ducha Svätého; Katolícka univerzita v Ružomberku;