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Director:
Writers:
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

Maxim Mehmet ... Valentin's Friend
Sigurður Skúlason ... Faust's Father
Andreas Schmidt ... Valentin's Friend
Oliver Bootz ... Valentin's Friend
Jonas Jägermeyr ... Valentin's Friend
Igor Orozovic ... Valentin's Friend
Jirí Hampl ... Valentin's Friend
Joel Kirby ... Pater Philippe

Eva-Maria Kurz ... Faust's Cook (as Eva Kurz)

Katrin Filzen ... Margarete's Maidservant
Prodromos Antoniadis ... Notarius
Lars Rudolph ... Innkeeper

Antoine Monot Jr. ... Monk With the Basket
Andrey Lebedev
Martin Sebik
Eva Stanislavova
Leonid Mozgovoy
René Pribil
Michal Rones
Karel Polisenský (as Karel Polisensky)
Magdalena Sidonová ... Landlady (as Magdalena Sidonova)
Jana Altmanová ... Frau Hagemann (as Jana Altmannova)
Antonín Hardt ... Herr Hagemann (as Antonin Hardt)
Petr Kocourek ... Soldier
Karel Dobrý ... Soldier (as Karel Dobry)
Ludomir Splichal
Kamil Prachar ... Monk
Ctirad Götz ... Monk (as Ctirad Gotz)
Dimitry Petrov ... Monk
Dmitry Nikitin ... Monk
Ludek Nesleha ... Orderly
Rostislav Ctvrtlík ... Orderly (as Rostislav Ctvrtlik)
Jan Dvorsky ... Leper
Roman Vejdovec ... Soldier in Wash House
Carolina Brandes ... Twin Sister
Danielle Brandes ... Twin Sister
Aleksandr Bykov ... Old Jew
Sergey Daniel-Rostropovich
Aevar Thor Benediktsson ... Dead Soldier
Hilmir Jensson ... Dead Soldier (as Hilmar Jensson)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Jonsson ... Greek Boy (uncredited)
Ondrej Novák ... Student (uncredited)

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
Karel Stýblo .... greensman
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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
one step too far, 30 March 2014
Author: dragokin

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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