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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
Unmissable 5 Stars
Excellent 4 Stars
Good 3 Stars
Poor 2 Stars
Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate U
Cast
Louise Brooks
Fritz Kortner
Francis Lederer
Carl Goetz
Krafft-Raschif
Directors
GW Pabst
Screenwriters
Joseph Fleisler
GW Pabst
Ladislaus Vajda
Running Time
100 minutes

Pandora's Box


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Plot
Having fled her Berlin trial for the murder of her husband, Dr. Peter Schön, Lulu absconds to London with his son Alwa and lesbian countess Anna Geschwitz, where she descends into prostitution and, on Christmas Eve, encounters Jack the Ripper.


Verdict
Bold for its time, this restored, uncut version is a touch slow at some points, but its star glows throughout.


Reviewed by David Parkinson

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