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Diary Of A Lost Girl / Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen


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  Diary Of A Lost Girl  / Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.38 /10
 
Starring
Louise Brooks , Fritz Rasp, Josef Ravensky
 

Directed by: G.W. Pabst
Written by: Rudolg Leonhardt from Margaret Bohme's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1929
   
Genre: DRAMA
IMPORTANT
SILENT
FOREIGN
   
Origin: Germany
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 110
 
 


 
A young rape victim (Louise Brooks, pictured) has an illegitimate child and escapes from a reformatory.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Surprisingly seamy, sensationalist classic of the silent period. Director G.W.Pabst's treatment is heavy-handed and humourless for modern tastes, while the plot fizzles out rather than ends (according to some sources, half-way through the screenplay because of censorship); but Louise Brooks's luminous performance in the title role - carrying on from where she left off, in the same year's Pandora's Box - has lost none of its erotic intensity.


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