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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 »
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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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
Jan Biczycki ... Kranich
Johanna Elbauer
Veronika Fitz
Enzi Fuchs ... Walburga
Gudrun Gabriel

Michael Gempart ... Johann Schneidewein
Kunibert Gensichen ... Riedesel
Miriam Gentner ... Jeanette Scheurl

Herbert Grönemeyer ... Deutschlin
Ulrich Günther ... Barinowski
Toni Huber ... Teutleben
Rita Kail ... Ursel Schneidewein
Elma Karlowa ... Ninette
Wilfried Klaus ... Professor Institoris
Jan Koester ... Hubmeyer
Hans Korte
Madeleine Kristl ... Rosa Schneidewein
Marie Lebée
Armel Loriquet ... Echo
Dieter Mainka ... Schappeler
Adrian Mann
Thekla Mayhoff ... Clementine
Felix Mitterer
Patrick Mosel ... Serenus Zeitblom als Knabe
Otto Mächtlinger
Peter Pabst ... Daniel zur Höhe
Siegfried Palm
Gerhard Polt
Ulrich Reb ... Sänger
Eva Ingeborg Scholz ... Frau Butze
Alice Treff ... Tante Isabeau
Günter Wittmann ... Universitätsbeamter

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 
Set Decoration by
Herbert Strabel 
Götz Weidner 
Makeup Department
Gerhard Nemetz .... makeup artist
Susanne Schröder .... makeup artist
Production Management
Franz Achter .... production manager
Paulette Hufnagel .... production administrator
Kurt von Vietinghoff .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lilo Schick .... assistant director
Art Department
Richard Eglseder .... property master
Ingrid Galonska .... property master
Günther Gernbauer .... property master
Monika Moritz .... property master
Sound Department
Isolde Kaiser .... sound
Hans-Walter Kramski .... foley artist
Mel Kutbay .... foley artist
Special Effects by
Hans-Joachim Gärtner .... special effects
Erwin Lange .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Jörg Michael Kunsdorff .... visual effects artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Johann Eberle .... lighting technician
Karl-Heinz Ganzer .... lighting technician
Leonhard Hörhager .... lighting technician
Walter Kraus .... lighting technician
Peter Laforet .... still photographer
Hasso Maddee .... lighting technician
Christoph Schlingensief .... assistant camera
Nikolaus Starkmeth .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Risa Kes .... casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reinhard Klebeck .... wardrobe
Ingrid Klein .... wardrobe
Rolf Mayer .... wardrobe
Ingrid Sanzenbacher .... wardrobe
Friedel Schröder .... costume assistant
Gabriele von Deckera .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Angelika Krämer .... synchronization cutter
Renée Vial .... assistant editor
Other crew
Karl Braun .... dialogue director
Helma Flachsmeier .... production secretary
Steffen Malzacher .... production assistant
Gabriele Seitz .... press relations

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Additional Details

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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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Referenced in How I Created Doctor Faustef (2008) (V)See more »


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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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