Dancing for the Devil
The characters Eva and Jirí Camina are inspired by the lives of Czech actress Anna Letenska and her son Jirí. Their portrayal is for the most part based on historical facts. Heydrich’s assassination and the events that transpired are based on the actual events as far as historical research has been able to reconstruct them as of today. Letenska’s last film, “Prijud Hned,” was produced by Milos Havel,
the uncle of the Czech Republic’s future president, and directed by Otakar Vávra. The content of “Prijud Hned’s” and the fictional film portrayed in this screenplay are entirely different. As of today it is still unknown who made the deal with the Gestapo involving Anna Letenska’s life. Fact is that such an abominable pact existed.