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A Thought of Ecstasy (2017)

Love is immortal. Seduction is inevitable. Revenge is irresistible.


Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl)


Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl), Torsten Neumann
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Cast overview:
Deborah Kara Unger ... Liz Archer
Rolf Peter Kahl ... Frank Patrick (as RP Kahl)
Ava Verne Ava Verne ... Nina
Lena Morris Lena Morris ... Marie / Marie's Double
Buddy Giovinazzo ... Radio presenter (voice)
Joel Cairo Joel Cairo ... Richard Neiner
Karim Cherif ... Skid (voice)


A journey into America in the year 2019. A man in search of a lost love. A woman lost in desire for revenge. A country paralyzed by heat and lost in suspicion and paranoia. And a twenty-year-old diary that evokes memories and the yearning to waste yourself in destruction.

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Romance | Thriller


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Release Date:

25 January 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Totally Nude See more »

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USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Thought of Ecstasy was part of a theatre performance at Berlin based art space Ballhaus Berlin. See more »


Liz Archer: I strolled through the graves, touched by the variety of memories. One was dark black marble, the other one nothing but a small metal plate on a post. And one was the memory of a Frank. I imagined it was him.
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Spin-off Room NC 17 (2018) See more »


Der Abend der schwarzen Folklore
Written by Caspar Brötzmann
Performed by Caspar Brötzmann Massaker
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4 September 2018 | by mblazeSee all my reviews

The film is well shot and is sort of a mix between Kahl's own vision and Antonioni, Lynch and other influences. Great actresses too: both the two newcomers and the ever-charming Deborah Unger are prefect in their roles.

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