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Faust (III) (2011)

 -  Drama | Fantasy  -  15 November 2013 (USA)
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A despairing scholar sells his soul to the devil in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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Anton Adasinsky ...
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Georg Friedrich ...
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Antje Lewald ...
Margarete's Mother
Florian Brückner ...
Sigurður Skúlason ...
Faust's Father
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Valentin's Friend
Andreas Schmidt ...
Valentin's Friend
Oliver Bootz ...
Valentin's Friend
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Margarete's Maidservant
Prodromos Antoniadis ...
Notarius
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A despairing scholar sells his soul to the devil in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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Budget:

€8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$58,104 (USA) (25 April 2014)
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Really interesting, but it didn't gel for me
6 December 2013 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I liked this film, but I had some trouble connecting with it.

It's sort of mannered, and the artifice is right out there in front. The film's style tended to make me scurry around, looking for clues about some specific didactic message in the film. I got the gist, I think, but in a lot of ways it felt like a puzzle that I didn't solve. Which is not an altogether pleasant experience.

In a lot of ways, the film felt sort of dreamlike. Sometimes I'll have a dream that I'm sure meant something, but exactly how the various details of the dream contribute to the larger message is hard to say.

I was reminded of something a Russian friend told me once. She said that you have to watch out for countries with "souls". When people talk about the "Russian Soul", be careful.


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