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
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Hungary's official submission to the 1982's Oscar in the Best Foreign Language Film category. See more
Contrary to what is depicted in the film, Hitler was not named chancellor of Germany after the Nazis won a majority in the Reichstag. He was appointed chancellor in January 1933 without proper parliamentary confirmation, and the Nazi Party did not win an absolute majority of votes in the next election (March 1933). See more
What do they want from me now? After all, I am just an actor.
Referenced in Mistress
Ich wollte, meine Liebe ergösse sich
Composed by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
Lyrics by Heinrich Heine
(as Heine) See more