Pandora’s Box

Louise Brooks in Pandora's Box
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Director: G.W. Pabst, Germany 1928, 130 mins, PG

Based on plays by Frank Wedekind, Pandora’s Box is one of the great films of Weimar Germany. Starring an iconic Louise Brooks as Lulu, a seductive young woman, it is also a great piece of film-making. With live music from Terry Davies.

What makes G W Pabst’s 1929 film Pandora’s Box (Die Büchse der Pandora) so astonishing is the non-moralistic candour of its ambiguous sexuality and the electrifying presence of a 22-year-old American actress named Louise Brooks. Senses of Cinema

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  1. margaret allen (flores) / 11-12-2012 / ·

    Acting and characterisations suberb. I hated the old father. Excellent miming and good facial expresions.

    Only one fault. Much too long, cut 30 minutes. No time then to be bored.
    Wonderful music from Terry Davies, thank you

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