A German stage actor finds unexpected success and mixed blessings in the popularity of his performance in a Faustian play as the Nazis take power in pre-WWII Germany. As his associates and friends flee or are ground under by the Nazi terror, the popularity of his character supercedes his own existence until he finds that his best performance is keeping up appearances for his Nazi patrons.
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Did You Know?
Based on the novel "Mephisto" by Klaus Mann
, which obviously portrays his former brother-in-law Gustaf Gründgens
. Therefore, it was banned in Germany until 2000. See more
In the movie's final scene, the modern track is visible in Berlin's Olympic Stadium. See more
What do they want from me now? After all, I am just an actor.
Referenced in The Last Horror Film
Es wird gehn
Music by Béla Reinitz (as Reinitz)
Lyrics by Klabund See more