Faustus is a scholar at the University of Wittenberg when he earns his doctorate degree. His insatiable appetite for knowledge and power leads him to employ necromancy to conjure Mephistopheles out of hell. He bargains away his soul to Lucifer in exchange for living 24 years during which Mephistopheles will be his slave. Faustus signs the pact in his own blood and Mephistopheles reveals the works of the devil to Faustus. Written by
The story of a scientist who sells his soul to the devil
Did You Know?
The film's co-writer and co-director Nevill Coghill
was Merton Professor of English at Oxford University at the time that the film was developed, made and released. See more
When Faustus anoints his head with blood there is one mark on his forehead, but when he is conjuring Mephistophilis, there are two blood marks. See more
[speaking about Helen of Troy
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Illium? Sweet Helen, make me immortal with a kiss!
Referenced in R.I.P.