Ecstasy [French version]

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Runtime

76 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Extase [francouzská verze]

Czech title

Extase [francouzská verze]

English title

Ecstasy [French version]

Parallel title

Extase

Synopsis

Eva, the daughter of a landowner, marries the well-off but many years older Emil Jermann. Upon returning from the marriage ceremony to their luxurious Prague apartment she realizes her mistake: her husband shows no interest in her as a woman. The sensitive girl suffers from his cold and bachelor's meticulousness so much that she returns to her father's estate and requests a divorce on grounds of insuperable revulsion. While bathing in the pond Eva meets Adam, a young civil engineer working close by on a highway construction site. The man is the exact opposite of her husband: though he looks robust, he acts gently. During a night-time storm Eva goes after him to his house and becomes his lover. Only now does she know the passion of love. Her husband receives a court dispatch and sets off after Eva and beseeches her, to no avail, to return. On the way back he comes across Adam and realizes who he is. Both men are staying in a village inn where Eva comes to visit Adam. The husband commits suicide in his room. His death comes between the lovers. Adam returns to his work, Eva gives birth to a child.

Note

The film was issued in Czech, German and French versions. The copy KK-A 2155,0 m is preserved in the ARCHIVES DU FILM du C. N. C., Bois d´Arcy.

Cast

Hedy Kiesler /ž/

Eva Jermannová

Pierre Nay

stavební inženýr Adam

Zvonimir Rogoz

Emil Jermann, Evin manžel

André Nox

velkostatkář, Evin otec

Aribert Mog

advokát/mladík na stavbě

Jiřina Steimarová

písařka na stroji

Jan Sviták

tanečník na barrandovských terasách

Eduard Šlégl

muž ve venkovské hospodě

Antonín Kubový

muž ve venkovské hospodě

dr. Vondráček

zvěrolékař ve stáji

Crew and creators

Assistant Director

Rudolf Stahl, Antonín Kubový

Director of Photography

Jan Stallich

Camera Operator

F. Havránek

Production Designer

Bohumil Heš, Josef Gabriel

Set Designer

Jan Petera, Truxa

Film Editor

Antonín Zelenka

Sound Designer

Josef Zora

Production Manager

František Horký

Unit Production Manager

František Morávek

Cooperation

František Illek (fotograf), Alexandr Paul (fotograf), Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Giuseppe Becce

Music Conducted by

Giuseppe Becce

Songs

Melodie beze slov

Songwriter Giuseppe Becce
Singer mužské hlasy

Production info

Original Title

Extase [francouzská verze]

Czech Title

Extase [francouzská verze]

English Title

Ecstasy [French version]

Parallel Title

Extase

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship nepředloženo cenzuře

Premiere

premiere abroad 9 March 1933 (kino Théâtre Pigalle, Paříž, Francie)

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

AB Vinohrady (zvukové scény), Schönbrunn Vídeň (němé scény)

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

76 min

Original length in metres

2 155 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

French

Dialogue languages

French

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

French