A young and beautiful widow falls in love with a notorious womanizer. The tranquil setting in turn-of-the-century Holland belies the degree of suffering and pain that Cecile, the young widow, has to endure in the midst of polite society. Ecstasy is the moving story of thwarted and unspoken passion as Cecile abandons herself to love.
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