The singer, signatory and spokesperson of Charter 77 Marta Kubišová remained with honor for 20 years in resistance against the communist regime. When she was twenty-seven, she was shot down in her steep professional take-off by Russian occupation tanks that occupied Czechoslovakia. The reason was probably the singer’s song Prayer for Marta, which became the protestsong of the occupied country. Marta, a three-time Golden Nightingale from 1966, 1968 and 1969 and a sex symbol of the time, made a living by gluing bags. The stress caused by the dramatic change of life and normalizing hopelessness resulted in the singer’s personal tragedy. The singer bore her fate without grumbling, even though she became the target of interrogation and bullying by the State Security. In 1989, during the Velvet Revolution, Marta experienced a comeback that could be envied by many world stars. The full Wenceslas Square listened to Her Prayer,
The film maps the singer’s first and second singing career, reveals much of the dramatic personal life and at the same time maps the history of Czechoslovakia in the second half of the 20th century.