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Ecstasy (1933)

Ekstase (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | April 1936 (USA)
Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, ... See full summary »

Director:

Gustav Machatý

Writers:

Robert Horky (book), Frantisek Horký (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Hedy Lamarr ... Eva Hermann (as Hedy Kiesler)
Aribert Mog ... Adam
Zvonimir Rogoz ... Emile
Leopold Kramer Leopold Kramer ... Eva's Father
Emil Jerman Emil Jerman ... Eva's husband (voice)
Jirina Steimarová Jirina Steimarová ... Typist
Bedrich Vrbský ... Eva's father (voice)
Jirina Stepnicková ... Eva (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonín Kubový Antonín Kubový ... Ein Landstreicher
Karel Macha-Kuca Karel Macha-Kuca ... Der Rechtsanwalt
Pierre Nay Pierre Nay ... Le jeune homme
André Nox ... Le père
Eduard Slégl Eduard Slégl ... Ein Landstreicher
Jan Sviták ... Der Tänzer auf der Barandov-Terrasse
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion. She becomes despondent and leaves him, returning to her father's house. One day while bathing in the lake she meets a young man and they fall in love. The husband has become grief stricken at the loss of his young bride, and fate brings him together with the young lover that has taken Eva from him. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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The Stark Naked Truth Of A Woman's Desire For Love See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Details

Country:

Czechoslovakia | Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

April 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

My Ecstasy See more »

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Production Co:

Elektafilm See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (1986 alternate)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.19 : 1
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A Star is born
4 April 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This was a very daring film for it's day. It could even be described as soft-core porn for the silent era. It was a talkie, but dialog was extremely limited, and in German. One did not need it anyway.

The young (19) Hedy Lamarr gets trapped in a loveless marriage to an obsessive (stereotype?) German and after a short time in a marriage that was apparently never consummated, returns home to her father.

In a famous and funny scene, she decides to go skinny dipping one morning when her horse is distracted by another. She is then forced to run across a field chasing after it, as she left her clothing on the horse. An engineer retrieves her horse and returns her clothing - after getting an eyeful.

They sit for a while and, in a zen moment, he presents her with a flower with a bee sitting on top. This is where she thinks back to her honeymoon and the actions of her husband and an insect. She knows this man is different.

She returns home and eventually seeks out our young fellow, and finds the ecstasy she was denied. You can use your imagine here, but his head disappears from view and we see her writhing with pleasure. Since he never got undressed, you can imagine... Certainly, an homage to women by the director Gustav Machatý, and a shock to 1933 audiences.

The only thing that mars this beautifully filmed movie is the excessive guilt, and a strange ending.


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