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MPAA Rating - NR

Length:
    89 Minutes

Genre:
    Drama

Original Release Date:
    Jun 11, 2002

Director
    Gustav Machaty

Cast
    Hedy Lamarr, André Nox, Pierre Nay, Zvonimir Rogoz

 
Movie Summary
Czechoslovakian director Gutav Machatys 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 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. ~ Paul Brenner, All Movie Guide


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