Erotikon (1929 film)

Erotikon is a 1929 silent erotic melodrama film by Czech director Gustav Machatý, with a scenario by the director and the poet Vítězslav Nezval.[1][2][3] Erotikon is one of the first erotic films.[4]

Directed byGustav Machatý
Screenplay byGustav Machatý
StarringKarel Schleichert, Ita Rina
CinematographyVáclav Vích
Release date
  • 27 February 1929 (1929-02-27)
Running time
85 minutes



  1. Peter Hames Czech and Slovak Cinema: Theme and Tradition 0748629262 2009 -"In the late 1920s and early 1930s he worked with the poet Viteˇzslav Nezval on two films, Erotikon (1929) and From Saturday to Sunday (Ze soboty na neˇdeli, 1931). Nezval was one of the founders of the Czech Poetist movement in the 1920s ..."
  2. Mira Liehm, Antonín J. Liehm The Most Important Art: Eastern European Film After 1945 0520031571 1977 - Page 24 "Its last significant products were Machaty's films Erotikon (1929) and Ecstasy (1932)."
  3. Geoffrey Nowell-Smith The Oxford History of World Cinema 1997 -0198742428 Page 384 "After 1925, Gustav Machatý was to play an important role in Czech cinema, and his enormously successful film Erotikon (1929) is generally considered to be a pioneering work in the history of erotic cinema. "
  4. "První erotický film natočili Češi. Byl to skandál". (in Czech). Retrieved 2 May 2018.
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