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A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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Margarete's Mother
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Valentin's Friend
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Faust's Father
Andreas Schmidt ...
Valentin's Friend
Oliver Bootz ...
Valentin's Friend
Jonas Jägermeyr ...
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Igor Orozovic ...
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Jirí Hampl ...
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Joel Kirby ...
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A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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€8,000,000 (estimated)

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$10,030 (USA) (15 November 2013)

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$58,104 (USA) (25 April 2014)
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one step too far
30 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Aleksandr Sokurov's take at Faust is a courageous act. Yet, my issues with this movie have nothing to do with the discussion whether a Russian director might understand the essence of Goethe's work. This is a futile debate, because Sokurov comes closer to Goethe than an average Westerner to Russian classics, as displayed in Joe Wright's Anna Karenina (2011).

In Faust, Sokurov did what he's done before. There are rather realistic, almost documentary images and there are dream-like sequences. We've seen the former in, for example, the trilogy of Moloch (1999), Taurus (2001) and The Sun (2005). And we've seen the latter in, for example, Russian Ark (2002) and Alexandra (2007). So what went wrong?

Again, i'm expressing my views here and won't try to judge Sokurov's talents and abilities. In Faust we kick off with the daily work of Dr. Faust and progress toward the space beyond reality. Whether it is a higher plane of existence or main character's hallucination is left unclear, yet it portrays well his inner state, triggered by malnutrition and selling the soul. Personally, at a certain point i found this movie difficult to watch...


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