1921-1930DramaGeorg Wilhelm PabstGermanySilentWeimar Republic cinema

Georg Wilhelm Pabst – Die Büchse der Pandora AKA Pandora’s Box (1929)

Pandora’s Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora) is a 1929 German silent film based on Frank Wedekind’s plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904). Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner and Francis Lederer. Brooks’ portrayal of a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw sexuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those who love her, although initially unappreciated, eventually made the actress a star.

This Atlas Film media book marks the 90th anniversary of the film. This copy of Die Büchse der Pandora / Pandora’s Box is the restored 2009 George Eastman House collaboration with the Cinémathèque Française, the Cineteca Bologna, the Gosfilmofond of Russia, the Narodni Filmovy Archive Prague and the Deutsche Kinemathek. Pandora’s Box is accompanied by Peer Rabens’ 1997 Kurt Weill-inflected score, stylishly performed by the Kontraste Ensemble.

4.89GB | 2 h 13 min | 986×720 | mkv


Language(s):German intertitles

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