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4 December 1986 (Hungary) See more »
A musician beds down a prostitute he knows is diseased in order to gain inspiration, an act he later believes to have been a tacit pact with Satan. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Jon Finch ... Adrian Leverkühn

André Heller ... Satan
Hanns Zischler ... Dr. Serenius
Margot Hielscher ... Senatorin Rodde
Siemen Rühaak ... Schwertfeger
Lothar G. Buchheim ... Dr. Erasmi
Marie-Hélène Breillat ... Marie Godeau
Gaby Dohm ... Elisabeth Levekühn - Adrians Mutter
Heinz Weiss ... Jonathan Leverkühn
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Balduin Baas
Toni Berger
Johanna Elbauer
Veronika Fitz
Gudrun Gabriel
Hans Korte
Marie Lebée
Adrian Mann
Felix Mitterer
Otto Mächtlinger
Siegfried Palm
Gerhard Polt

Directed by
Franz Seitz 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Thomas Mann  novel
Franz Seitz 

Produced by
Franz Seitz .... producer
Original Music by
Rolf A. Wilhelm 
Cinematography by
Rudolf Blahacek 
Film Editing by
Liselotte Klimitscheck  (as Lotte Klimitschek)
Production Design by
Rolf Zehetbauer 
Art Direction by
Vlastimir Gavrik 
Camera and Electrical Department
Christoph Schlingensief .... assistant camera
Other crew
Karl Braun .... dialogue director
Steffen Malzacher .... production assistant

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179 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
West Germany:16 (f) (original rating) | West Germany:12 (video rating)

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
All senses satisfied, 9 December 2003
Author: Wim Vorster (wim-vorster) from JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

Franz Seitz, who collaborated with Volker Schlondorff on the script of 'The Tin Drum', directed this brilliant adaptation of Thomas Mann's novel. When a work of art satisfies and stimulates one emotionally, visually, sensually and intellectually, it is a masterpiece. This is enough said, but I can add that it grabs one by the gonads, kicks one in the stomach, punches one in the chest and shoots one through the head. Within minutes one forgets that Jon Finch (who starred in the title role of Polanski's 'Macbeth') is dubbed into German. Sheer, undiluted brilliance and a must see for any serious (art) film lover. Hopefully it's available on video or DVD somewhere in the world... If it is, please notify me.

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