Christa (1971)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 94 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, USA  |  
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In this Danish movie by an American director, Birthe Tove plays Christa, a ravishingly beautiful airline stewardess who lives, it seems, to seduce men. Her seductions include men whom she is not able to take to her bed. All of these men are stunned by her beauty and her aggressiveness, and serve only to highlight her attractiveness by providing a kind of darkened backdrop to it. She has had a son by an earlier lover, and he lives with her parents. The child's father continually makes a spectacle of himself by demanding more from Christa than it is reasonable to expect, and his suicide prompts feelings of relief. Aside from Tove's performance, this film was the object of unintended mirth at its first screenings.

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bachelorette, child, death, dysfunctional, family, family-member, mother, seduction, sex, son, stewardess, suicide