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She Killed in Ecstasy (1971)
"Sie tötete in Ekstase" (original title)

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A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to... See full summary »

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Mrs. Johnson (as Susann Korda)
Fred Williams ...
Dr. Johnson
Paul Muller ...
Dr. Franklin Houston (as Paul Müller)
Howard Vernon ...
Prof. Jonathan Walker
Ewa Strömberg ...
Dr. Crawford (as Ewa Stroemberg)
Horst Tappert ...
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A young doctor kills himself after a medical committee terminates his research into human embryos, considering it too inhumane. His wife then seeks revenge on those who drove her husband to his death by luring each member of the committee into compromising situations and then killing them one by one. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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10 December 1971 (West Germany)  »

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Soledad Miranda, the actress who played Mrs. Johnson, was dubbed by Renate Küster. See more »

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After Dr. Crawford is suffocated with a semi-clear plastic pillow, her throat is moving as she shallowly breathes. See more »

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Probably one of Franco's best.
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"She Killed In Ecstasy" must be one of Jess Franco's most artistically well-made films (I say "must be", because the man has made almost 200 movies, so it's hard to be sure!). Of course, there are scenes that make him come off as a hack (especially those involving physical violence), but at least the film is not boring, and it is helped immeasurably by the mesmerizing presence of Soledad Miranda. She is almost able to convince us that a woman would go to bed with her ten minutes after she had first met her (!), or that a man would go to bed with her even though he knows she is a killer out to get him (!); the story is still implausible, yes, but without her it would've been laughable. She is also able to suggest the rage and sorrow of her character, and indeed one thing that sets this movie apart from other revenge thrillers, such as "I Spit On Your Grave", is that it doesn't try to justify or celebrate the heroine's vengeance; instead, it presents an initially normal woman who seems to be getting more deranged by the minute because of her own actions. (**1/2)


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