G.W. Pabst’s Pandora’s Box is a revolutionary piece of filmmaking in both subject matter and the intricacy with which it was shot.
Starring the endearing Louise Brooks as an equally endearing and flirty Lulu who has reached the upper echelon of her life. She has charmed herself into the graces of a wealthy newspaperman, Dr. Ludwig Schön (Fritz Kortner) who has put her up in a beautiful apartment and given her a substantial allowance. Dr. Schön, however, must marry a respectable society woman, and attempts to break away from his mistress, to the immense dismay of Lulu. She uses her feminine guile to seduce Dr. Schön’s son who is attempting to organize a stage revue. Familiar with her cunning, Dr. Schön prods his son into letting Lulu become part of his play, in hopes that she will be swept up by the fame and forget about him and his son.