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Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story
Dir.: Alexandra Dean | 90 minutes

Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story

USA 2017 | 90 minutes | English | Hebrew subtitles

In the 1940s, Hedy Lamarr, “the most beautiful woman in the world,” was a bright star in the Hollywood sky. The daughter of Austro-Hungarian Jews, Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler was renamed by legendary producer Louis B. Mayer after escaping to London where she participated in British and American productions. Lamarr was known for scorching the screen. But she was also a technology enthusiast who developed encoded broadcasting used by the Allies against the Nazis. Director Alexandra Dean weaves rare recordings, archival footage, and multiple interviews (including with Mel Brooks and Peter Bogdanovich), into an affective documentary about a fascinating woman who did not receive the respect she deserved – neither in film nor in science.