Diary of a Lost Girl
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German filmmaker G.W. Pabst and Hollywood expatriate Louise Brooks re-team after the success of Pandora's Box for the silent film Diary of a Lost Girl. On the day of her confirmation, innocent young Thymiane Henning (Brooks) is given a lockable diary as a present. She's distraught because the housekeeper Elisabeth (Sibylle Schmitz) is leaving under curious circumstances and turns up presumably dead. Her duties are taken over by the conniving Meta (Franziska Kinz), who accepts the advances of Thymiane's pharmacist father (Josef Ravensky). Trying to understand Elisabeth's fate,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"[A] deliciously sordid soap opera."
‑ Wendy Ide, Times [UK]
"The Hollywood ideal corrupted by the deleterious social effects of the Third Reich remains one of the most haunting synergies in silent film."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"What rescues the movie from quaint anonymity is the nausea-inducing darkness that permeates its every frame"
‑ Lewis Porteous, The Skinny
"It's the brilliant performance by the radiantly beautiful Brooks that makes this otherwise forgettable soap opera story memorable."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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