Calling Hedy Lamarr

Calling Hedy Lamarr

Deutschland / Österreich / Großbritannien 2004, Dokumentarfilm

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Calling Hedy Lamarr
"Calling Hedy Lamarr" is a film about the legendary Hollywood diva and so-called "most beautiful woman of the world" Hedy Lamarr (alias: Hedwig Maria Kiessler). It is hardly known that the famous actress was also a visionary inventor. Hollywood didn′t provide opportunities for female smart minds and so her invention was kept a military secret. Her electronic technology enabled allied torpedoes in WWII to hardly ever be detected and is still used today. While her patent on ′frequency hopping′ is also the basis of all modern mobile communication, Hedy Lamarr never made a single penny with this mind-breaking technology.

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Originaltitel (DE AT GB) Calling Hedy Lamarr
Verleihtitel Hedy Lamarr

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Length:75 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 10.08.2004, Locarno, IFF - Woche der Kritik;
Kinostart (DE): 12.07.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 17.12.2007, Arte
 

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