Erotikon (1920 film)

Erotikon is a 1920 Swedish romantic comedy film directed by Mauritz Stiller, starring Tora Teje, Karin Molander, Anders de Wahl and Lars Hanson. It is based on the 1917 play A kék róka by Ferenc Herczeg. The story revolves around an entomology professor obsessed with the sexual life of bugs, and his easygoing wife who is courted by two suitors.

Erotikon
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byMauritz Stiller
Screenplay byMauritz Stiller
Arthur Nordén
Based onA kék róka
by Ferenc Herczeg
StarringTora Teje
Karin Molander
Anders de Wahl
Lars Hanson
CinematographyHenrik Jaenzon
Production
company
Distributed byAB Svenska Biografteaterns Filmbyrå
Release date
  • 8 November 1920 (1920-11-08)
Running time
106 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguagesSilent
Swedish intertitles

CastEdit

  • Anders de Wahl as Leo Charpentier
  • Tora Teje as Irene
  • Karin Molander as Marthe
  • Elin Lagergren as Irene's mother
  • Lars Hanson as Preben Wells
  • Vilhelm Bryde as baron Felix
  • Bell Hedqvist as the baron's female friend
  • Torsten Hammarén as Sidonius
  • Vilhelm Berndtson as Jean

The extensive ballet scene in the film was choreographed by Carina Ari, noted Swedish dancer. The dance was performed by the Royal Swedish Ballet and music was written by Kurt Atterberg.[1]

ReleaseEdit

The film premiered in Sweden on 8 November 1920.[2] It became a commercial success and was sold to 45 markets abroad.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Näslund, Erik (Autumn 1989). "Carina Ari". Dance Research. Edinburgh, Scotland: Edinburgh University Press. 7 (2): 74–75. doi:10.2307/1290772. ISSN 0264-2875. JSTOR 1290772.
  2. ^ "Erotikon (1920): Release dates". Swedish Film Database. Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Erotikon (1920): Komentar". Swedish Film Database (in Swedish). Swedish Film Institute. Archived from the original on 22 September 2012. Retrieved 1 July 2011.

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