Budapest Classic Film Marathon: Ecstasy

black and white drama / Czechoslovakia, Austria, 82 min, 1933
in Czech with Hungarian and English subtitles

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Director: Gustav Machatý

Screenplay by Frantisek Horký, Gustav Machatý
Director of photography: Hans Androschin, Gerhard Huttula, Jan Stallich
Music by Walter Kiesow, Hedy Knorr, Franz Schimak
Cast: Hedy Lamarr, Aribert Mog, Zvonimir Rogoz

Intro: Jonáš Kucharský, Národní filmový archiv, Czech Republic

Gustav Machatý’s much talked-about scandalous work stars Hedy Lamarr, who dumps her ageing husband in order to find herself a young lover. The story is primarily that of a woman seeking spiritual and physical pleasure, but it is also an impression of Central Europe of the 1930s. Lamarr, who later went on to become Hollywood’s most beautiful actress, not only gave the world one of the first feature film sex scenes in film history, but as an inventor she also dealt with torpedoes and the development of technology later used for Bluetooth connections. In 2019, the film won an award for best restoration at the Venice Film Festival.

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