Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Pandora's Box is a Allemand film of genre Drama directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst released in USA on 1 december 1929 with Louise Brooks

Pandora's Box (1929)

Die Büchse der Pandora

Pandora's Box
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 1 december 1929
Length 1h40
OriginGerman
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Crime,    Romance
Rating79% 3.996853.996853.996853.996853.99685

Pandora's Box (German: Die Büchse der Pandora) is a 1929 German silent melodrama film based on Frank Wedekind's plays Erdgeist (Earth Spirit, 1895) and Die Büchse der Pandora (1904). Directed by Austrian filmmaker Georg Wilhelm Pabst, the film stars Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, and Francis Lederer. Brooks' portrayal of a seductive, thoughtless young woman whose raw sexuality and uninhibited nature bring ruin to herself and those who love her, although initially unappreciated, eventually made the actress a star.

Synopsis

Lulu (Louise Brooks) is the mistress of a respected, middle-aged newspaper publisher, Dr. Ludwig Schön (Fritz Kortner). One day, she is delighted when an old man, her "first patron," Schigolch (Carl Goetz), shows up at the door to her apartment. However, when Schön also arrives, she has Schigolch hide on the terrace. Schön breaks the news to Lulu that he is going to marry Charlotte von Zarnikow (Daisy D'ora), the daughter of the Minister of the Interior. Lulu tries to get him to change his mind, but when he discovers the disreputable-looking Schigolch, he leaves. Schigolch introduces Lulu to Rodrigo Quast (Krafft-Raschig), who wants her to join his new trapeze act.

Actors

Source : Wikidata

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to Pandora's Box

There are 93 films with the same actors, 35 films with the same director, 60851 with the same cinematographic genres (including 309 with exactly the same 4 genres than Pandora's Box), 10836 films with the same themes (including 0 films with the same 9 themes than Pandora's Box), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked Pandora's Box, you will probably like those similar films :
Diary of a Lost Girl
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Genres Drama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Louise Brooks, Fritz Rasp, André Roanne, Josef Rovenský, Andrews Engelmann, Franziska Kinz
Rating79% 3.992433.992433.992433.992433.99243
Thymian Henning (Louise Brooks), the innocent, naive daughter of pharmacist Robert Henning (Josef Rovenský), is puzzled when their housekeeper, Elisabeth (Sybille Schmitz), leaves suddenly on the day of Thymian's confirmation. It turns out that her father got Elisabeth pregnant. Elisabeth's body is brought to the pharmacy later that day, an apparent suicide by drowning, upsetting Thymian.
Joyless Street, 2h25
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Origin German
Genres Drama, Melodrama
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, Films about prostitution, Erotic thriller films
Actors Greta Garbo, Werner Krauss, Asta Nielsen, Jaro Fürth, Agnes Esterhazy, Loni Nest
Rating73% 3.688793.688793.688793.688793.68879
In 1921 in a street called Melchiorgasse in the poor part of Vienna, Austria, there are only two wealthy people: the butcher Josef Geiringer and Mrs. Greifer, who runs a fashion boutique and a nightclub, patronized by wealthy Viennese. Annexed to the nightclub is Merkl Hotel, a brothel to which the women of the nightclub bring their clients. The film follows the lives of two women from the same poor neighborhood, as they try to better themselves during the period of Austrian postwar hyperinflation. They are Marie, who becomes a prostitute, and Grete, who at the last moment, is saved from that fate.
The Threepenny Opera, 1h44
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst
Origin German
Genres Drama, Comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Théâtre, Musical films, Films based on plays, Films based on musicals
Actors Rudolf Forster, Carola Neher, Lotte Lenya, Fritz Rasp, Gustav Püttjer, Hermann Thimig
Rating69% 3.4527653.4527653.4527653.4527653.452765
Macheath aka "Mack the Knife" ("Mackie Messer" in German) is presented as an antihero and is in league with Tiger Brown, Chief of Police, who is about to oversee the coronation of an unspecified queen.
High and Low, 1h19
Directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Herbert Rappaport, André Michel
Origin France
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Pauline Carton, Janine Crispin, Mauricet, Jean Gabin, Catherine Hessling, Peter Lorre
Rating69% 3.474363.474363.474363.474363.47436
Description d'un coin de quartier où vivent des gens ordinaires : un vieux joueur ruiné, la grosse dame du dessous qu'il finit par épouser, une couturière et un beau garçon membre de l'équipe nationale de football.
The Other
The Other (1930)
, 1h44
Directed by Robert Wiene
Origin German
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Théâtre, Films based on plays
Actors Fritz Kortner, Heinrich George, Käthe von Nagy, Hermine Sterler, Eduard von Winterstein, Oskar Sima
Rating53% 2.671992.671992.671992.671992.67199
Hallers est le jour un procureur qui condamne le crime et la nuit est un criminel. Le Hallers criminel tombe amoureux d'Amalie Frieben, une femme louche plus connue dans le milieu sous le surnom de "Tache de vin rouge". Le procureur Hallers est l'ennemi d'Amalie Frieben, mais elle ne le reconnaît pas et persuade le criminel d'assassiner le procureur. Avec l'aubergiste Dickert, il cambriole son propre domicile. C'est à ce moment que revient le procureur qui arrête l'aubergiste. Le trouble dissociatif de l'identité est établi et peut être soigné. Hallers fait face un long séjour dans un établissement psychiatrique, le procureur prend le dessus sur l'autre et est guéri.
Baise-moi
Baise-moi (2000)
, 1h17
Directed by Virginie Despentes, Coralie Trinh Thi
Origin France
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Pornographic
Themes Feminist films, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Rape in fiction, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, Films about automobiles, Rape and revenge films, Political films, Road movies, Erotic thriller films, Buddy films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Karen Lancaume, Raffaëla Anderson, Adama Niane, HPG, Marc Barrow, Titoff
Rating45% 2.250222.250222.250222.250222.25022
Baise-moi tells the story of Nadine and Manu who go on a violent spree against a society in which they feel marginalized. Nadine is a part-time sex worker, and Manu is a slacker who does anything—including occasional porn film acting—to get by in her small town in southern France.
Wild Things, 1h48
Directed by John McNaughton
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Matt Dillon, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Bill Murray, Theresa Russell
Rating64% 3.2492753.2492753.2492753.2492753.249275
A Miami area high school guidance counselor, Sam Lombardo (Dillon), is accused of rape by two female students, the wealthy and popular Kelly Van Ryan (Richards) and poor outcast Suzie Toller (Campbell), and hires lawyer Kenneth Bowden (Murray) to defend him. At trial, Suzie admits that she and Kelly had made everything up to get revenge on Lombardo: Suzie for him failing to bail her out of jail on a minor drug charge and Kelly for him having an affair with her mother, Sandra. Kelly's mother is humiliated by the scandal, and Lombardo and Bowden negotiate an $8.5 million settlement for defamation. In reality, however, Lombardo and the two girls were accomplices who used the trial as a way to get money from Kelly's wealthy family. To celebrate their success, the three of them have sex.
Bound
Bound (1996)
, 1h48
Directed by Lana et Lilly Wachowski
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Noir, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about sexuality, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Erotic thriller films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Gina Gershon, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Christopher Meloni, Richard C. Sarafian
Rating73% 3.698373.698373.698373.698373.69837
Corky (Gina Gershon), an ex-con who has just finished a five-year jail sentence, arrives at an apartment building to start work as a painter and plumber. On her way up to the apartment, she encounters the couple who live next-door, Violet (Jennifer Tilly) and Caesar (Joe Pantoliano). After Caesar has gone out, Violet flirts with Corky and asks her to help retrieve an earring that has fallen down her sink. After Corky extracts the earring, Violet admits she lost it on purpose in order to get closer to Corky, and starts to seduce her. They are interrupted by the arrival of Caesar and Corky goes back to work. When she leaves for the day, Violet follows her to her truck. They go to Corky's apartment and have sex. The next morning, Violet tells Corky that Caesar is a money launderer for the Mafia and they have been together for five years.
Color of Night, 2h1
Directed by Richard Rush
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Erotic thriller
Themes Films about families, Films about sexuality, Bisexuality-related films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Erotic thriller films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Bruce Willis, Jane March, Lesley Ann Warren, Rubén Blades, Scott Bakula, Brad Dourif
Rating51% 2.5519052.5519052.5519052.5519052.551905
Dr. Bill Capa (Willis), a New York City psychologist, falls into a deep depression after an unstable patient commits suicide in front of him by jumping from his office window. The sight of the bloody body of his patient clad in a bright green dress causes Capa to suffer from psychosomatic color blindness, taking away his ability to see the color red.