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Erotikon (1920)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Romance | 8 November 1920 (Sweden)
EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be... See full summary »

Director:

Mauritz Stiller

Writers:

Ferenc Herczeg (play), Gustaf Molander (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders de Wahl ... Professor Leo Charpentier
Tora Teje ... Irene Charpentier, the Professor's Wife
Karin Molander ... Marthe, Leo's Niece
Elin Lagergren Elin Lagergren ... Irene's Mother
Lars Hanson ... Preben Wells, the Sculptor
Vilhelm Bryde ... Baron Felix
Bell Hedqvist Bell Hedqvist ... The Baron's Friend
Torsten Hammarén Torsten Hammarén ... Professor Sidonius
Vilhelm Berndtson Vilhelm Berndtson ... Jean the Butler
Stina Berg ... Servant
John Lindlöf John Lindlöf ... Preben's Friend
Greta Lindgren Greta Lindgren ... Preben's Model
Carl Wallin Carl Wallin ... Fur Salesman
Gucken Cederborg ... Kitchen Maid
Tora Wibergh Tora Wibergh ... Jenny
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EROTIKON surely pushed the boundaries of what was acceptable on the screen in 1920: Irene, the bored wife of a distracted entomologist, pursues a womanizing aviator, but she may actually be in love with Preben, her husband's best friend. Meanwhile, her husband seems to be getting unusually close with his own niece. Stiller obviously delights in teasing his audience with each scandalous plot twist and every salacious leer, and the result is a deliciously subversive comedy that was very much ahead of its time. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Romance

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Hanky Panky Ca. 1920
3 July 2019 | by Screen_O_GenicSee all my reviews

With a racy plot for the time that would have made Sade proud, "Erotikon" pushed boundaries on how far film can challenge tradition and shake social mores. Not only a fascinating glimpse of Sweden during the time, this is also a compelling relic on the country's importance and relevance in the history of film. While constrained by the limitations of its time, "Erotikon" is an interesting glimpse on history and cinema's contribution to greater social and artistic change.


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Country:

Sweden

Language:

None | Swedish

Release Date:

8 November 1920 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Bounds That Chafe See more »

Filming Locations:

Royal Opera, Stockholm, Sweden See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (tinted)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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