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Die Büchse der Pandora

G.W. Pabst Germany, 1929

dionysus67's rating of the film Pandora's Box

Maybe the greatest silent of all time, this is also a deeply reflexive film about viewing, death drives and a social milieu unable to tolerate feminity. Rarely has the feminine face been portrayed with such rich gamut of expressions and rarely has the cinematic image accomplished such heights of hermeneutic valence. As a scrutiny of the gaze-its murderous and redeeming potential-this remains unsurpassed. Divine !