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18 October 1946 (USA) See more »
Dr. Holk leads a lonely life in a small dutch colony in the tropics. Fled from love and civilisation his only companions are alcohol and his work... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Marcelle Chantal ... Hélène Haviland
Jean Yonnel ... Holk
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Amok et Maté (as V. Inkijinoff)
Jean Servais ... Jan
Pierre Magnier ... Le président
Hubert Daix ... Van der Tomb
Madeleine Guitty ... La servante de cabaret
Fréhel ... La chanteuse (as Frehel)
Claude Barghon ... Lili Haviland (as La petite Claude Barghon)
Soura Hari ... Balinese Dancer
Toshi Komori ... Dancer
Jean Galland ... Monsieur Haviland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josiane Lisbey ... (uncredited)
Phili Lovray ... (uncredited)
Teddy Michaud ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Fyodor Otsep  (as Fedor Ozep)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
André Lang 
H.R. Lenormand 
Stefan Zweig  novel "Der Amokläufer"

Original Music by
Karol Rathaus 
Cinematography by
Curt Courant 
Art Direction by
Lazare Meerson 

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92 min | USA:67 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
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Netherlands:18 (original rating)

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An amazing study in l'amour fou, 16 September 1999
Author: Dave Godin (Dave G) from Sheffield, England

The writings of Stefan Zweig now seem to be almost totally forgotten, but this French adaptation of one of his stories is compelling, fascinating and hypnotic. Directed with great skill by the Russian emigre Fedor Ozep, (there is not a word of dialogue during the first eleven minutes of the film), it also has a stunning musical score by Karol Rathaus. L'amour fou was a subject that entranced the Surrealists, but Ozep mixes this compulsive condition with a somewhat harsh realism that makes one see how, beneath the surface of "respectable" society, an irrational madness can sometimes take hold. The closing scene of the film is one of the most dramatic and stunning I have ever witnessed. Naturally the British film censors rejected it!

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