A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
Did You Know?
Based on the novel "Mephisto" by Klaus Mann
, which obviously portrays his former brother-in-law Gustaf Gründgens
. Therefore, it was banned in Germany until 2000. See more
As Hoefgen leaves the Deux Magots café in Paris after meeting with his first wife, decals for contemporary credit cards - Visa, among them - can be seen on the window of the door. See more
What do they want from me now? After all, I am just an actor.
Music by Béla Reinitz (as Reinitz)
Lyrics by Erich Mühsam See more