Only 20% of this film remains but the fragment has been restored (as much as possible-parts are hopelessly damaged). Asta Nielsen is gorgeous in this fictional film about the making of a fictional film, and the caprices of its star. I don't mind the damaged parts and I'm so glad they restored this 17-minute fragment!
Despite most of the film being incomplete, it was still enjoyable to watch, the low rating mostly reflects the fact that it is incomplete and not essential. But I enjoyed the little of it that survived.
First time I have the opportunity to see the mythical Asta Nielsen performing,, thanks to the DVD published by the Dutch Film Institute. She is more modern and beautiful than she looks on still pictures and posters.
Hard to judge a fragment of this size, but it's a great lack in film history to not have the rest of it. Watching this, the parts I enjoyed most were the damaged ones, surreal moments emerging from the natural life of an object.