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28 Ratings

The Devious Path


Directed by G.W. Pabst
Germany, 1928
Drama, Romance, Silent


Pabst’s film Desire, takes place in Berlin in 1920. Irene, played by Brigitte Helm, portrays a married woman who frees herself from the boredom of married life by having several affairs. Nightclubs, cigarettes, liquor and drugs, seduction, lust and false appearances set the tone for the film.

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The Devious Path Directed by G.W. Pabst

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  • José Neves's rating of the film The Devious Path

    From a simple and somewhat confused, indecisive, history of infidelity of a wife, Pabst with the use of an amazing mise-en-scène cut out the figures in the spaces, highlighting them or immersing them, following them in motion loneliness or leaving them in the expectation of a collective. A superior intelligence that surpasses and values the deficiencies of a dramaturgical writing.

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