DIARY OF A LOST GIRL (G. W. Pabst, 1929)

Dubious soap opera launches Georg Wilhelm Pabst’s last silent film, which is full of blatant moralism. Much of Tagebuch einer Verlorenen, moreover, is close to being lurid.      A governess, impregnated by Thymiane Henning’s father, a bourgeois pharmacist, is tossed out; she is later found drowned. When Thymiane is raped and impregnated by her father’s assistant […]