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Faust -- Faust is a man in search of the ideals of the Enlightenment, but becomes obsessed with the lovely Margarete and eventually sells his soul to the Devil also known as the Moneylender, so that he may possess her.

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Director:
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Yuriy Arabov (book)
Aleksandr Sokurov (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
15 November 2013 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
14 wins & 14 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Johannes Zeiler ... Heinrich Faust
Anton Adasinsky ... Moneylender

Isolda Dychauk ... Margarete
Georg Friedrich ... Wagner

Hanna Schygulla ... Moneylender's 'Wife'
Antje Lewald ... Margarete's Mother
Florian Brückner ... Valentin
Sigurður Skúlason ... Faust's Father

Maxim Mehmet ... Valentin's Friend
Andreas Schmidt ... Valentin's Friend
Oliver Bootz ... Valentin's Friend

Katrin Filzen ... Margarete's Maidservant
Prodromos Antoniadis ... Notarius
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Jonsson ... Greek Boy

Joel Kirby ... Pater Philippe

Eva-Maria Kurz ... Faust's Cook

Antoine Monot Jr. ... Monk With the Basket
Ondrej Novák ... Student
Lars Rudolph ... Innkeeper

Directed by
Aleksandr Sokurov 
 
Writing credits
Yuriy Arabov (book)

Aleksandr Sokurov (screenplay) &
Marina Koreneva (screenplay)

Johann Wolfgang Goethe (play) (as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

Produced by
Andrey Sigle .... producer
 
Original Music by
Andrey Sigle 
 
Cinematography by
Bruno Delbonnel (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Jörg Hauschild 
 
Casting by
Kristin Diehle 
 
Production Design by
Elena Zhukova 
 
Costume Design by
Lidiya Kryukova 
 
Production Management
Jirí Hauzner .... unit manager
Jiri Kounicky .... unit production manager: CZ
Sergey Obukhov .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Sergei Rostropovich .... third assistant director
Martin Sebik .... first assistant director
Eilífur Örn Þrastarson .... second assistant director: Iceland
Karel Kubis .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
David Myslík .... construction
Jirí Prchal .... set swing gang
Jirí Trier .... props buyer
 
Sound Department
Makar Akhpashev .... supervising sound editor
Fonin Andrey .... sound editor
Alexej Ashkenazy .... adr engineer
Pavel Doreuli .... sound effects supervisor
 
Special Effects by
Faust .... special effects crew
Jón Andri Guðmundsson .... special effects assistant
Kamil Jaffar .... special effects supervisor
Eggert Ketilsson .... special effects
Pavel Policar .... special effects crew
 
Visual Effects by
Peter Doyle .... supervising digital colourist
Eugene Golovanov .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Nikolay Goryaev .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Alexey Gusev .... visual effects supervisor: Algous Studio (as Aleksey Gusev)
Igor Guziev .... visual effects artist: Algous Studio
Tuomo Hintikka .... visual effects supervisor
Ton Kern .... visual effects artist: Algous Studio (as Toni Aks)
Aleksey Korobkin .... digital effects artist: Algous Studio
Panu Kujala .... visual effects
Antti Peltoranta .... visual effects
Peter Rees Dale .... visual effects
Anssi Saarimaa .... digital artist
Ville-Matti Vasama .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jan Carda .... first assistant camera
Kriz David .... gaffer
Robert Kodera .... grip
Patrick Lima .... key grip
Martin Maryska .... assistant camera
Frantisek Novák .... first assistant camera
Pavel Proisl .... grip
Marek Radolf .... balloon lighting supervisor
Ingvar Stefánsson .... gaffer: second unit
Alexey Gusev .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Andrea Brabin .... casting: Iceland
 
Editorial Department
Pentti Keskimäki .... colorist
Sergey Obukhov .... assistant editor
Antti Peltoranta .... post-production coordinator
 
Transportation Department
Lada Vacik .... driver: camera truck
 
Other crew
Robert Brinkschulte .... subtitler: english
Jürgen Kluckert .... voice dubbing: Sigurður Skúlason
David Koranda .... location manager
Santiago Ziesmer .... voice dubbing: Anton Adasinsky
 

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140 min
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Down in the dumps, 4 November 2014
Author: interiorday from United States

It begins with the evisceration of a corpse, and that could be a metaphor for the way this alleged adaptation proceeds - except that Goethe's "Faust" is not dead, only given the dead-letter treatment here. The film's emphasis is on gross, clumsy physicality: you never saw so many actors stumble as they walk, bumping into things and one another; too artless and unfunny for slapstick, the universal jostling is prevented from being laughable by funereal pacing and the array of hangdog faces. Since the Faust figure (Johannes Zeiler) conveys very little in the way of intellect, all that elevates him is that most of the other characters have been made open-mouthed gapers, presumable halfwits. Wit is barred out anyway by the color-palette, all various hues of mud - the surest sign of high-serious intentions in movies nowadays. In exterior shots the sky is overexposed so it shows as a gleamless white blur; the earth is dun-colored, greens are gray-tinged, and reds are virtually absent, on their rare appearance tending to brown, like bloodstained linens oxidizing. The cut of the men's clothing updates the story to several decades after Goethe's time: trousers are worn, rather than breeches and hose. The fabrics are thick, heavy, coarse, and of course dark-dyed and fraying badly. No one could think of playing the dandy here. Strangely, there seems to be no Republic of Letters either. The few characters with intellectual interests neither write nor receive letters; they're isolated from enlightenment and worldly affairs: no one awaits the postman; no one looks at a journal of science or politics or the arts - this is a stupefying omission, as false to the historical period as it would be to Goethe's own. Sokurov's flight from historical particulars strands his Faust: the fable and the character become "timeless" in all the wrong ways. Faust doesn't represent his age's high hopes, or its seeds of self-destruction; but then he doesn't represent our age either. Sealed off in its remoteness, Sokurov's "Faust" is just another - all-too-familiar - sulking, glooming art-house reverie.

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