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Prix de beauté

Augusto Genina France, 1930

Aaken's rating of the film Miss Europe

Those early talkies really do send us to another dimension. What could be seen as technical flaws actually become poetry and reveal a sense and feel of the era. Louise Brooks' presence defies time. Her acting is timeless. Both she and Georges Charlia are very captivating in this story of amour fou. Not as powerful as the two Pabst's films, but still a gem to discover. And the final scene is pure cinema magic.