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Mysterious Shadows

Geheimnisvolle Tiefe

Directed by G.W. Pabst
Austria, 1949


A 1949 German language drama film directed by G.W. Pabst, starring Paul Hubschmid, Ilse Werner and Stefan Skodler.

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Mysterious Shadows Directed by G.W. Pabst

Critics reviews

This story of a socialite who did not marry the man she loved, a speleologist, is badly written, and relies on its overwrought dialogue almost at the expense of any visuals, with little of the psychological or social exploration you’d expect from his pre-war films.
October 01, 2018
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The wonderful implausibility of it, reminiscent of a Brothers Grimm fairytale! But behind such excessive absurdity are images potentially bearing unsettling metaphors.
July 23, 2018
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