Ecstasy

Ecstasy

Hedy Lamarr
Director: Gustav Machaty Cast: Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr
, André Nox
André Nox
, Pierre Nay
Pierre Nay
Gustav Machaty

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Overview

Czechoslovakian director Gutav Machaty's experimental romantic idyll, replete with soggy symbolism, was a cause celebre upon its release in 1932 due to a lyrical -- and nude-- midnight swim by a young Hedy Lamarr. Lamarr plays Eva, a child bride whose husband shows a singular lack of interest in physical intimacy on their wedding night. Frustrated and searching for a quick roll in the hay to alleviate her sexual tension, Eva offers herself to a roadway engineer. Taking off her clothes, she engages in a leisurely swim. But when a horse bolts with her duds, she gives chase, running smack into the engineer, who calmly hands her clothes to her. The two plan to run away together, but when her husband commits suicide in despair, she decides not to leave. Some time afterward, Eva is seen with a happy and contented look upon her face, the result of her secret liaison being the little baby in her arms.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/07/2018
UPC: 0842614103544
Original Release: 1933
Source: Grapevine Mod
Sales rank: 10,925

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