Diary of a Lost Girl (DVD)

Directed by G. W. Pabst

Release Year: 1929
Running Time: 112
UPC: 7 38329 19692 9
Color Type: B&W
Country: Germany
Language: English intertitles
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Cast
Andrews Engelmann
Siegfried Arno
Sybille Schmitz
Kurt Gerron
Fritz Rasp
Louise Brooks

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Directed by G. W. Pabst

The second and final collaboration of actress Louise Brooks and director G.W. Pabst (Pandora's Box), DIARY OF A LOST GIRL is a provocative adaptation of Margarethe Böhme's notorious novel, in which the naive daughter of a middle class pharmacist is seduced by her father's assistant, only to be disowned and sent to a repressive home for wayward girls. She escapes, searches for her child, and ends up in a high-class brothel, only to turn the tables on the society which had abused her. It's another tour-de-force performance by Brooks, whom silent film historian Kevin Brownlow calls an "actress of brilliance, a luminescent personality and a beauty unparalleled in screen history." - Thomas Gladysz

Germany 1929 112 Min. B&W 1920x1080p (1.33:1) Stereo 2.0
German inter titles with optional English subtitles

DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (Tagebuch einer Verlorenen)
Directed by G.W. Pabst
Screenplay by Rudolf Leonhardt
Based on the novel by Margarethe Böhme Photographed by Sepp Allgeier
With Louise Brooks, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne, Franziska Kinz
Music by Javier Perez de Azpeitia (piano)
Reconstruction and Restoration: Fondazione Cineteca di Bologna;Deutsches Filminstitut - DIF, Frankfurt am Main; Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung, Wiesbaden


DVD Extras Include:

Mastered in HD from archival 35mm elements
Audio commentary by Thomas Gladysz, Director, Louise Brooks Society
"Windy Riley Goes Hollywood" (1931, 18 Min., featuring Louise Brooks)

Promotional trailer (2015)

"We are impressed with the image quality of this new home video edition of Louise Brooks' last great film and recommend it enthusiastically to Brooks fans and silent film collectors alike." - Silent Era

  • Official Selection San Francisco Silent Film Festival


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