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Erotikon

  • 1920
  • Mauritz Stiller
  • 97 mins
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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Although famed for mentoring Greta Garbo, Mauritz Stiller also merits mention as one of the pioneers of the sophisticated screen sex comedy. An unofficial adaptation of a Ferenc Herczeg play, this may be contemporaneous with the bedroom farces of Cecil B DeMille, but it's considerably more subtle - indeed, it even contains a specially commissioned ballet by the Swedish Royal Opera. Anders de Wahl plays a specialist in insect breeding, whose flirtatious wife, Tora Teje, is pursued by both sculptor Lars Hanson and ageing baron, Torsten Hammaren. But, the star of the show is Karin Molander's delightfully demure soup-serving niece.

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Credits

Cast

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Professor Leo CharpentierAnders de Wahl
Irene CharpentierTora Teje
MartheKarin Molander
Preben WellsLars Hanson
SidoniusTorsten Hammaren

Crew

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DirectorMauritz Stiller

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Black and white
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