Louise Brooks - Diary of a Lost Girl
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|Official Release Date||Oct 20, 2015|
|Starring||Louise Brooks, Fritz Rasp|
|Director||Georg Wilhelm Pabst|
|Running Time||112 Minutes|
Diary of a Lost Girl represents the second and final work of one of the cinema's most compelling collaborations: G. W. Pabst and Louise Brooks. Together with Pandora's Box (1928), Diary confirmed Pabst's artistry as one of the great directors of the silent period and established Brooks as an "actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history." (Kevin Brownlow, The Parade's Gone By)
Brooks, in a delicately restrained performance, plays the naÃ�Â¯ve daughter of a prosperous pharmacist. Shy and fawnlike, the wide-eyed innocent is made pregnant by her father's young assistant. To preserve family honor, she is sent to a repressive reform school from which she eventually escapes. Penniless and homeless, she is directed to a brothel where she becomes liberated and lives for the moment with radiant physical abandon.