Ecstasy (film)  

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Ecstasy (or Extáze in Czech) is an Austrian-Czech film made in 1933 by the Austro-Czech director Gustav Machatý. It stars Hedy Lamarr and it was released on 20 January 1933 in Czechoslovakia and on 24 December 1940 in the USA.

The film was highly controversial in its time largely because of a nude swimming scene. It is also perhaps the first non-pornographic movie to portray sexual intercourse, ("Curiously, Extase is celebrated as the first motion picture containing a nude scene, which it was not, rather than the first to show sexual intercourse, which it was." says Patrick Robertson in Film Facts) although never showing more than the actors' faces. It has also been called the first on-screen depiction of a female orgasm.

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