Ecstasy [German version]

drama

Typology

feature

Lenght

long

Czech title

Extase [německá verze]

Runtime

88 min

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Language version

German

Director

Gustav Machatý

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 Berlin 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 German version, too, was released in a revised version under the title Symphonie der Liebe.

In 2001 the German version was reconstructed by Filmarchiv Austria.

Cast

Hedy Kiesler

Eva Jermannová

Aribert Mog

stavební inženýr Adam

Zvonimir Rogoz

Emil Jermann, Evin manžel

Leopold Kramer

velkostatkář, Evin otec

Werner Jantsch

advokát

Maria Motz

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

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

Willy Ströminger (fotograf)

Music

Music Composed by

Giuseppe Becce

Music Conducted by

Giuseppe Becce

Songs

Weinen, das sollst du nicht /Weinen, weil die Liebe dir Leid gebracht/, Melodie beze slov

Songwriter

Giuseppe Becce (Weinen, das sollst du nicht /Weinen, weil die Liebe dir Leid gebracht/), Giuseppe Becce (Melodie beze slov)

Writer of Lyrics

Hedy Knorr (Weinen, das sollst du nicht /Weinen, weil die Liebe dir Leid gebracht/)

Singer

mužské hlasy (Weinen, das sollst du nicht /Weinen, weil die Liebe dir Leid gebracht/), mužské hlasy (Melodie beze slov)

Production info

Original Title

Extase [německá verze]

English Title

Ecstasy [German version]

Parallel Title

Ekstase / Symphonie der Liebe

Category

film

Typology

feature

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Lenght

long

Runtime

88 min

Versions

German