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Diary of a Lost Girl Dual Format (Blu-ray & DVD) Blu Ray

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A masterwork of the German silent cinema whose reputation has only increased over time Diary of a Lost Girl [Tagebuch einer Verlorenen] traces the journey of a young woman from the pit of despair to the moment of personal awakening. Directed with virtuoso flair by the great G. W. Pabst Diary of a Lost Girl represents the final pairing of the filmmaker with screen icon Louise Brooks mere months after their first collaboration in the now-legendary Pandora’s Box [Die Büchse der Pandora]. Brooks plays Thymian Henning an unprepossessing young woman seduced by an unscrupulous and mercenary character employed at her father’s pharmacy (played with gusto by Fritz Rasp the degenerate villain of such Fritz Lang classics as Metropolis Spione and Frau im Mond). After Thymian gives birth to his child and rejects her family’s expectations for marriage the baby is stripped from her care and Thymian enters a purgatorial reform school that seems less an institute of higher learning than a conduit for fulfilling the headmistress’s sadistic sexual fantasies. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present this glorious restoration of an iconic German film for the first time anywhere on Blu-ray. Special Features New high-definition 1080p presentation of the film on the Blu-ray Original German intertitles with optional English subtitles Piano score of Javier Pérez de Aspeitia New and exclusive video essay by filmmaker and critic David Cairns 40-PAGE BOOKLET including writing by Louise Brooks Lotte Eisner Louelle Interim Craig Keller and R. Dixon Smith

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Classic German silent film directed by Georg W. Pabst. When Thymian (Louise Brooks), the young daughter of chemist Robert Henning (Josef Rovensky), discovers that her father has got their housekeeper Elisabeth (Sybille Schmitz) pregnant, she begins to wonder if she knows who her father really is. When Elisabeth's body is found after an apparent suicide, Thymian seeks refuge in the arms of Robert's assistant Meinert (Fritz Rasp) who takes advantage of her leaving her distraught and with child. After giving up the unwanted baby she falls into a job as a prostitute and starts on a downward spiral to destruction.

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