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9 August 1968 (West Germany) See more »
The 1st of 2 Franz Josef Gottlieb films supposedly based on the works of Dutch gynecologist Van de Velde... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Frank Nossack ... Christian
Ingrid Back ... Helga (as Ingrit Back)
Rainer Brandt ... Martin Pechstein
Ruth Eder ... Erika Pechstein
Harald Dietl ... Heinz Schubert
Biggi Freyer ... Ursula Schubert
Barbara Stanek
Hans Krull ... Dr. Lessing
Günther Stoll ... Gregor Bachmann
Eva Christian ... Gabriele Bachmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernard Harnik ... Himself
Simone Henning ... Stupsi Bachmann (episode 2)
Rainer Ilguth ... Michael Bachmann

Directed by
Franz Josef Gottlieb 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franz Seitz  writer
Theodore H. Van de Velde  book "Die vollkommene Ehe"

Produced by
Franz Seitz .... producer
Horst Wendlandt .... producer
Original Music by
Peter Thomas 
Cinematography by
Klaus König 
Film Editing by
Jutta Hering 
Production Design by
Walter Kutz 
Wilhelm Vorwerg 
Costume Design by
Ingrid Zoré  (as Ingrid Neugebauer-Zore)
Production Management
Herbert Kerz .... production manager
Sound Department
Max Galinsky .... sound
Camera and Electrical Department
Klaus Beckhoff .... assistant camera
Joachim Gitt .... assistant camera
Dietrich Schnelle .... still photographer
Location Management
Harry Welbert .... location manager
Other crew
Bernard Harnik .... scientific advisor (as Dr. med. Bernard Harnik)
Gerhard Selchow .... unit manager

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Also Known As:
"Ideal Marriage" - USA (TV title)
"Intimate Desires of Women" - UK
"Van de Velde: The Perfect Marriage" -
"Casamento perfeito" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Det fuldkomne ægteskab" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"El matrimonio perfecto" - Colombia (imdb display title)
"Il matrimonio perfetto" - Italy
"Le mariage parfait" - France (imdb display title)
"O Matrimonio Perfeito" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"O teleios gamos" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Täydellinen avioliitto" - Finland
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89 min | France:85 min
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German censorship certificate # 39377 delivered on 23-7-1968.See more »


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Way too tame sex education film, 7 October 2011
Author: lor_ from New York, New York

Though IMDb lists this in the "Adult" (hardcore sex) category, THE IDEAL MARRIAGE is at the R-rated level in its presentation of uninteresting case history-style material.

The shill writing notes for Something Weird Video calls it a Dutch film, but it is German all the way -production, casting and dialog. Van de Velde of the title was a Dutch author, who penned the marriage manual in question back in 1926.

We're shown a series of dumb vignettes, amounting in content to the format of the "Love American Style" series of a couple years later, but German. A U.S. professor serves as our white coat host.

Perhaps the only odd element is a family taking their little kids to watch horses mating on a farm -they find this a natural process of maturation but I daresay it would still offend on American shores. Similarly, an eight year old girl bathing with her old daddy in the bathtub is another paean to "natural behavior", but in an acted context like this one it is again suspect.

Some of the actresses are quite attractive, especially a busty girl who's frustrated because hubby only wants to watch TV. Overall this is dull soft porn pretending to be educational. The crude diagrams showing male and female private parts (external and internal) hardly constitute hardcore content by any definition.

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