• Film

    The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna

    The Wonderful Lie of Nina Petrovna is a 1929 Brigitte Helm film, which has a very very similar plot to Camille (except without tuberculosis). Brigitte Helm is a fun actress. She is best known for her performance as the robot in Metropolis, as well as a number of G.W. Pabst films, and the notable 1928 film L’argent, where she played a seductress who acted an awful lot like the robot in Metropolis. She has a very physical acting style, which makes good use of her long body. Though this film was more restrained than L’argent and Metropolis, there are a few scenes where she bends backwards over furniture while backing away in a…