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Diary Of A Lost Girl / Tagebuch Einer Verlorenen

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.38 /10
Louise Brooks , Fritz Rasp, Josef Ravensky

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

Released: 1929
Genre: DRAMA
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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