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Pandora's Box (1929) (Die Büchse der Pandora) (1930)

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Starring (View all)
Fritz Kortner Fritz Kortner
Dr. Ludwig Schön
Francis Lederer Francis Lederer
Alwa Schön
Carl Goetz Carl Goetz
Schigolch
Alice Roberts Alice Roberts
Gräfin Geschwitz - Countess Anna Geschwitz
Daisy D Daisy D'Ora
Charlotte Marie Adelaide v. Zarnikow - braut Dr. Schöns - Dr. Schön's Bride
Gustav Diessl Gustav Diessl
Jack the Ripper
Michael von Newlinsky Michael von Newlinsky
Marquis Casti-Piani


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Ladislaus Vajda Ladislaus Vajda
(scenario)


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1 year, 8 months ago at May 9 19:53
(OK) Pabst's and Brooks's Lulu is an anticipation, the flapper meet the femme noir and the 60s heroine. Men are poor thing around her, even his father ans his husbands, Some scenes are so well mounted is space and tension...
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Description: One of the masters of early German cinema, G. W. Pabst had an innate talent for discovering actresses (including Greta Garbo). And perhaps none of his female stars shone brighter than Kansas native and onetime Ziegfeld girl Louise Brooks, whose legendary persona was defined by Pabst’s lurid, controversial melodrama Pandora’s Box. Sensationally modern, the film follows the downward spiral of the fiery, brash, yet innocent showgirl Lulu, whose sexual vivacity has a devastating effect on everyone she comes in contact with. Daring and stylish, Pandora’s Box is one of silent cinema’s great masterworks and a testament to Brook ... (more)
Release date: 22 February 1930
Tags: 1929 (9), German (8), 1920s (7), Germany (6), Prostitution (6), Mistress (6), Silent Film (6), Drama (5), German Expressionism (4), Glbt (3), Trial (3), Lulu (3), Fugitives (3), Love (2), Silent (2), Lesbian (2), Wedding (2), Jack The Ripper (2)
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“(OK) Pabst's and Brooks's Lulu is an anticipation, the flapper meet the femme noir and the 60s heroine. Men are poor thing around her, even his father ans his husbands, Some scenes are so well mounted is space and tension...” read more

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" Date: 4/29/2021 Viewed: Criterion Re-watch Note: I haven't watched Pandora's Box since I was in High School and I remember liking it. After watching it again on the Criterion Channel, it holds up very well, Pandora's Box is a masterpiece in my opinion. I don't know where to begin with this movie because everything about it is fantastic. I love Louise Brooks as Lulu, and she is so lovely to watch on screen. Pandora's Box has the best pacing for a 2-hour movie because it goes by so quickly. Y"


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