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Seduction (1929)

Erotikon (original title)
A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life.

Director:

Gustav Machatý

Writers:

Gustav Machatý (story), Gustav Machatý (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Karel Schleichert Karel Schleichert ... Railway Gatekeeper
Ita Rina Ita Rina ... Andrea
Olaf Fjord ... George Sydney
Theodor Pistek ... Hilbert
Charlotte Susa ... Gilda
Luigi Serventi ... Jean
Ladislav H. Struna ... Teamster
Milka Balek-Brodská Milka Balek-Brodská ... Midwife
Bohumil Kovár Bohumil Kovár ... Railwayman
Bedrich Saxl Bedrich Saxl ... Proprietor of the Couture (as Beda Saxl)
Vladimír Slavínský ... Tailor
Bronislava Livia Bronislava Livia ... Customer at Beauty Parlor
Václav Zichovský Václav Zichovský ... Proprietor of the Pianos Store
Jirí Hron Jirí Hron
Willy Rösner Willy Rösner
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Storyline

A young woman is seduced and abandoned by a man who was invited to stay at his home by her father in a stormy night. Noticing that she is pregnant, the girl decides to leave home and start a new life.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The crux of the plot, up to half way faithfully follows Pushkin's "The Stationmaster" , incidentally also made into several movies. But then it changes into different equation and ending, probably to mete justice to the characters. See more »

Connections

Edited into Film Ist. A Girl & a Gun (2009) See more »

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Sophisticated and Beautifully Photographed
15 October 2012 | by danielkr-1See all my reviews

I just stumbled across Seduction on an obscure Roku channel (Pub-D-Hub) under its title EROTIKON, and was really wowed by the gorgeous cinematography, subtle and complex acting and effective visual storytelling. And that last one is especially important because the inter-titles on this print were in the original Czech, and therefore completely alien to me.

The leads were both richly complex people, evolving over the course of the brisk hour and a half from seemingly shallow types (virgin and callow seducer) into rich, fully rounded characters.

A great exercise in visual storytelling!


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Country:

Czechoslovakia

Language:

None | Czech

Release Date:

27 February 1929 (Czechoslovakia) See more »

Also Known As:

Conflito dos Sexos See more »

Filming Locations:

Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gem-Film See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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