Ecstasy [German version]

Country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production year

1932

Runtime

88 min

Category

film

Genre

drama

Typology

featuretheatrical distributionlong

Original title

Extase [německá verze]

Czech title

Extase [německá verze]

English title

Ecstasy [German version]

Parallel title

Ekstase / Symphonie der Liebe

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 /ž/

Eva Jermannová

Aribert Mog

stavební inženýr Adam

Zvonimir Rogoz

Emil Jermann, Evin manžel

Leopold Kramer

velkostatkář, Evin otec

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

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

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

Songwriter Giuseppe Becce
Writer of Lyrics Hedy Knorr
Singer mužské hlasy

Melodie beze slov

Songwriter Giuseppe Becce
Singer mužské hlasy

Production info

Original Title

Extase [německá verze]

Czech Title

Extase [německá verze]

English Title

Ecstasy [German version]

Parallel Title

Ekstase / Symphonie der Liebe

Category

film

Typology

featuretheatrical distribution

Genre

drama

Origin country

Czechoslovakia

Copyright

1932

Production Year

1932

Production specifications

date of censorship 11 January 1933

Premiere

premiere 01/1933 /unsuitable for youths/

Copyright Holders

Národní filmový archiv

Studio

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

Distribution

Slavia-film

Technical info

Duration typology

feature film

Duration in minutes

88 min

Original length in metres

2 500 meters

Distribution carrier

35mm

Aspect ratio

1:1,19

Colour

black & white

Sound

sound

Sound system/format

Tobis – Klang

Versions

German

Dialogue languages

German

Subtitles languages

without subtitles

Opening/End credits languages

German