Tagebuch einer Verlorenen / Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) DVD5, Blu-Ray Eureka - Masters of Cinema
Diary of a Lost Girl, the second of Georg Wilhelm Pabst's productive collaborations with Louise Brooks, is a potent and gorgeously stylized depiction of an innocent young woman's destruction at the hands of the not-so-innocent.

The lovely Brooks plays Thymiane Henning, the innocent young daughter of a pharmacist (Josef Rovensky), who is seduced by her father’s lecherous assistant, Meinert (Fritz Rasp) and later gives birth to an illegitimate child. Reading Thymiane’s diary, her family discovers that Meinhert is the baby’s father, but neither Thymiane nor Meinhert want to marry each other. Thymiane is forced to leave her home, give her baby away to a midwife and is then sent to a strict girl’s reform school, where the school’s Director (Andrews Engelmann) and his wife (Valeska Gert) subject the girls to relentless, regimented, military-like discipline. Thymiane fights back against this oppressive regime and escapes from the school with her friend Erika (Edith Meinhard). Discovering that her baby has died, Thymiane wanders the streets in despair, until she eventually tracks down Erika, who is working in a brothel. Thymiane also ends up working at the brothel, where she begins to rebuild her life and regain her self-esteem.

Director: Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Cast: Louise Brooks, Josef Rovensky, Fritz Rasp
Country: Germany
Genre: Drama

DVD5 | PAL 4:3 | 01:47:07 | 3.82 Gb + 3% rec
Language: German intertitles
Subtitles: English

Download Tagebuch einer Verlorenen / Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) DVD5 Eureka - Masters of Cinema:


BD50 | 1080p AVC | 01:52:58 | 34 Gb + 3% rec
Language: German intertitles
Subtitles: English

• Piano score of Javier Perez de Aspeitia
• "Naked on My Goat" - this video essay was created by filmmaker and critic David Cairns. It focuses on Louise Brooks' rather unusual career and personal life, her success in Germany (with some very interesting notes about the two men she fell in love with), Georg Wilhelm Pabst's work and the production history of Diary of a Lost Girl. The essay is narrated by Fiona Watson. In English, not subtitled. (12 min)

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