WriterAndre Lang, H.R. Lenormand Release dateJune 10, 1934 (1934-18-10) Based onAmok
by Stefan Zweig ScreenplayHenri-Rene Lenormand, Andre Lang CastMarcelle Chantal (Hélène Haviland), Jean Yonnel (Holk), Valéry Inkijinoff (Amok et Maté), Jean Servais (Jan), Fréhel (la chanteuse) Similar moviesRelated Fedor Ozep movies
Opening sequence from amok 1934
Amok is a 1934 French film, directed by Fyodor Otsep. The director was nominated for the Mussolini Cup at the 1934 Venice International Film Festival. The movie centers on a physician, Dr. Holk, in a small Dutch colony in the tropics. A strange illness, known as Amok, is turning innocent people into madmen. When a young woman, Hèlène, comes to him asking for an abortion so that her returning husband will not know she has been unfaithful, he refuses. Hélène seeks help elsewhere, leading Dr. Holk to try to find and save her before it's too late.