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Amok (1934)

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, which takes him to the villages ravaged by... See full summary »

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Fyodor Otsep (as Fedor Ozep)
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Complete credited cast:
Marcelle Chantal ... Hélène Haviland
Jean Yonnel ... Holk
Valéry Inkijinoff ... Amok et Maté (as V. Inkijinoff)
Jean Servais ... Jan
Pierre Magnier ... Le président
Hubert Daix Hubert Daix ... Van der Tomb
Madeleine Guitty ... La servante de cabaret
Fréhel ... La chanteuse (as Frehel)
Claude Barghon Claude Barghon ... Lili Haviland (as La petite Claude Barghon)
Soura Hari Soura Hari ... Balinese Dancer
Toshi Komori Toshi Komori ... Dancer
Jean Galland ... Monsieur Haviland
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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, which takes him to the villages ravaged by dirt, fever, fear and a strange illness turning innocent people into madmen: Amok. One day he receives a visit by the young and beautiful Hèlène Haviland, who asks him to abort her lover's child before her husband returns. Even though Holk is infatuated by her seductive beauty, he haughtily refuses her request. Hélène seeks help from a Chinese practitioner. When Holk - driven by his fevered love and agony - finds her again in a dirty dive, it is already too late. Written by <susanne.walther@orf.at>

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Raving madness
12 April 2013 | by dbdumonteilSee all my reviews

Based on a Stefan Zweig short story,the movie looks like an extravaganza,a delirious melodrama with an ending as romantic as it can be ."There won't be any autopsy" the doctor said.

Marcelle Chantal was par excellence the heroine of the thirties melodramas (particularly Marcel L'Herbier) ,however her playing seems old-fashioned today ,at least to French eyes ;Jean Yonnel too lacks madness,passion and rage ("Amok" = tropical disease ,some kind of rabies ) The opening,in a studio jungle ,compares favorably with that of Wyler's "the letter" ;the fever in the natives' frenetic dance is masterfully directed ;but the scenes between the heroine and her lover ,or the doctor ,are not always convincing.In his follow-up ,"La Dame De Pique",Ozep had an actor ,Pierre Blanchar ,who ,in spite of what the French critics wrote,gave a truly feverish mad performance .

In a small part ,Jean Servais appears in the ball scene ;Inkjinoff plays the chauffeur ,an almost silent part :he 's best remembered in Duvivier's 'La Tete D'Un Homme" .

A remake -among many others- was made in 1993 by Joel Forges and ,in spite of Fanny Ardant as the unfaithful wife ,is looked by pretty much as a failure.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 October 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La locura del trópico See more »

Filming Locations:

Joinville, Haute-Marne, France

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1.37 : 1
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