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Faust (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 15 November 2013 (USA)
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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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A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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€8,000,000 (estimated)

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€70,661 (Italy) (30 October 2011)

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$58,104 (USA) (27 April 2014)
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The Devil a dullard...?
25 September 2014 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

FAUST tries a bit too hard at times to shock, or to impress with its technical aspect: the opening close-up of the rotting genitalia of a male cadaver being autopsied pretty much sets the tone; anything goes. Unfortunately, that includes some fairly simple but overused in-camera effects, like the use of distorting lenses (which add absolutely nothing to the meandering narrative and actually detract from the lavish production values). Death, himself, is a bore who waddles around in a rubber fat suit "weighing souls." "Is the world too cramped for you?" someone asks at one point. It's a question I pondered even as I watched this one unfold: having spent far too much of my time watching experimental films and video over the years, I can honestly say that- for ME- the world IS cramped with far too many such films.


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