Berlin, 1928 " a fun-loving young American actress and a straight-laced German film director come together to make a classic of the silent screen, Pandoras Box. New York, 1955 " a solitary, alcoholic, penniless and forgotten idol of the silent screen languishes in a slum tenement. She expects visits only from the rent collector. One day, there is a knock at the door " someone has found Louise Brooks, and it isn't the rent collector. The Winter Gift uses original sources to tell the story of Louise Brooks, GW Pabst, Pandoras Box... and what happened afterwards.