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Hysteria

Hysteria

He created an invention that turned on half the world
  • I know what we can do with that ...

A light-hearted look at how that favourite female sex toy, the vibrator, came to be invented. Set in Victorian England, an aspiring doctor is struggling to help his desperate female patients. By chance he visits an inventor friend, who lends him a feather duster. One thing leads to another, and the result was the first electrical vibrator, complete with a 20 kg battery ...


100 minutes, No persons under 16 (Sex)
Comedy, Period piece, Romance, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Hugh Dancy, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones, Rupert Everett, Ashley Jensen
Director
Tanya Wexler
ScreenplayStephen Dyer, Jonah Lisa Dyer, Howard Gensler
MusicGast Waltzing
CinematographySean Bobbitt
EditingJon Gregory
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2011
Produced byA large consortium of European companies

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreComedy
LanguageModerate, sexual innuendoes, 'verbal sexual references'
NudityNone
SexStrongly implied, frequent, sustained (without nudity)
ViolenceBrief, mild, realistic
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseMild, drinking of wine (socially)
CommentsThe classification committee's decision is based on the complex and mature 'sexual themes' with a strong impact, as well as the strongly implied scenes of sexual stimulation without nudity, with a strong impact and of an intensity that may be disturbing to persons under 16 years.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


Ratings
Scale (Max)20
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International Media
Box Office (USA)Sara Maria Vizcarrondo quote icon 10
Metacritic.com33 critics11
RottenTomatoes.com117 critics12
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 11
Movie Review Query Engine (USA)MRQE critics quote icon 12
Movie Review Intelligence (USA)42 critics12
IMDB9704 Netizens quote icon 13
Average .. 61%12


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