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A Thought of Ecstasy (2017)

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

Director:

Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl)

Writers:

Rolf Peter Kahl (as RP Kahl), Torsten Neumann
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rolf Peter Kahl ... Frank Patrick (as RP Kahl)
Deborah Kara Unger ... Liz Archer
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)
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Storyline

August 2019. Frank recognizes his own story of twenty years ago in a recently published book. He remembers Marie, with whom he had a relationship before she moved to the United States and disappeared from his life. He sets out in search of her and finds himself in a USA petrified by a heat wave and lost in suspicion and political paranoia. He heads into the desert in pursuit of Marie. On his way he meets Liz, the literary agent and Nina, a sex worker who services her clients in elaborate scenarios and films the encounters. Nina feels attracted to Frank in a strange way. He starts to work for her as a cameraman. She sometimes performs with another young woman who very much resembles Marie, prompting even more tedious fugue-state philosophizing. Written by lament

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Romance | Thriller

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Country:

Germany | USA | Switzerland

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

A Thought of Ecstasy See more »

Filming Locations:

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1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Frank reads Ross Sinclair's book in the car you can recognize the text inside as "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. See more »

Quotes

Radio presenter: Wake up, people. You're not dreaming. With soaring temps, you may encounter a mirage.
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Spin-off Room NC 17 (2018) See more »

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Written by Anstam
Performed by Anstam
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A movie desperately in need of a plot
28 July 2019 | by grantssSee all my reviews

Usually I start my reviews with a brief summary of the plot. In this case that's not possible, as the movie has no plot. As near as I can discern it's about a German man who is travelling across the US. The remainder seems to consist of random interludes.

Lacking a plot is a distinct drawback in terms of viewer engagement, and you can count me as one of the unengaged.

This movie is random, pointless, pretentious nonsense, basically.


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