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 was made and released about 375 years after its source stage play "The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus" (aka "Doctor Faustus") by Christopher Marlowe
was first performed around circa 1592. 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.