Documentaries

HYGIENE DER EHE

Wolf Junger
AUT 1922
66min
V'10

]]>Hygiene einer Ehe]]> is a unique contemporary source which reveals more about its time than many written documents. It is based on the ideas of Viennese health expert Julius Tandler about setting up a marriage guidance centre on the principle that only “healthy” people should consider entering into the life-long bond of holy matrimony – and thus gain society’s approval to procreate. The film takes the audience back the 20’s, when eugenics theories found fertile ground, as future political developments would show.

With an introduction speech from Dr. Hans Hirnsperger.

Music: Susanna Gartmayer, bass clarinet, Tamara Wilhelm, electronic sounds.

Credits
  • Julius Tandler
  • Prof. Moll
  • Prof. Spitzy
  • Oskar Frankl
  • Dr. Rubeska
  • Ernst Junger
Pan-Film, Wien
35 mm
bw
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