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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... See more »

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Hendrik Höfgen
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Barbara Bruckner
Ildikó Bánsági ...
Nicoletta von Niebuhr
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Tábornagy
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Hans Miklas
Péter Andorai ...
Otto Ulrichs
Karin Boyd ...
Juliette Martens
Christine Harbort ...
Lotte Lindenthal
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Oskar Kroge, színigazgató
Ildikó Kishonti ...
Dora Martin, primadonna
Mária Bisztrai ...
Motzné, tragika
Sándor Lukács ...
Rolf Bonetti, bonviván
Ágnes Bánfalvy ...
Angelika Siebert, naiva (as Bánfalvi Ágnes)
Judit Hernádi ...
Rachel Mohrenwitz, drámai szende
Vilmos Kun ...
Ügyelõ
Ida Versényi ...
Súgó
István Komlós ...
Kis Böck, Öltöztetõ
Sári Gencsy ...
Bella Hilfgrin
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Bruckner, tanácsos
Stanislava Strobachová ...
Tábornokné (as Stanislava Strobachow)
Károly Ujlaky ...
Sebastian
György Bánffy ...
Faust
József Csör ...
Joachim, jellemszínész
Christian Grashof ...
Cesar von Muck
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Laura, szobrásznõ
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Egy nagybankos neje
David Robinson ...
Davidson, kritikus
Géza Kovács ...
Müller, kritikus
Hans Ulrich Laufer ...
Radig, szerkesztõ
Margrid Hellberg ...
Fiatal énekesnõ
Kerstin Hellberg ...
Fiatal énekesnõ
Irén Bordán ...
Filmszínésznõ
Oszkár Gáti ...
Filmszínész
Tamás Balikó ...
A Tábornagy szárnysegéde
Ödön Rubold ...
A Tábornagy szárnysegéde
István Palotai ...
A Tábornagy szárnysegéde
Bertalan Papp ...
A Tábornagy szárnysegéde
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rózsa Balogh
Mónika Bognár
Béla Bolykovszki ...
(as Bolykovszky Béla)
Erzsébet Czeglédi
János Dömölky
Mária Fekete
Katalin Fráter
Tamás Fésüs
Oszkárné Gombik
Martin Hellberg ...
Professor (as Prof. Martin Hellberg)
Magda Kalmár ...
Soprano singer (singingVoice)
István Karsai
Bazsa Kiss
Katalin Korancz
Géza Laczkovich
György Lencz
József Lukácsi
Sándor Majoros
Lajos Mezey
Vilmos Mosóczy
Rita Máté
Tamás Philipovics
Tamás Philippovits
Fruzsina Pregitzer
Gizella Ramshorn
András Sebestyén
Csilla Strébely
Mihály Szacsky
Erzsi Sándor
Kati Sólyom ...
(as Sólyom Katalin)
Péter Tihanyi
Tamás Tóth
Vidor Török
Katalin Varga
Imre Zvoronics
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Theatre Party Attendant (uncredited)

Directed by

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István Szabó

Written by

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Péter Dobai ... (screenplay) and
István Szabó ... (screenplay)
 
Klaus Mann ... (novel)

Produced by

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Manfred Durniok ... producer

Music by

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Zdenkó Tamássy

Cinematography by

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Lajos Koltai

Film Editing by

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Zsuzsa Csákány

Editorial Department

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Géza Fülöp ... color consultant
László Kovács ... restoration colorist / colorist: restoration (uncredited)
Kovács László ... colorist: restoration (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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József Romvári

Set Decoration by

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János P. Nagy ... (as Nagy János)

Costume Design by

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Ágnes Gyarmathy

Makeup Department

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Edit Basilides ... makeup artist
Ábrisné Basilides ... makeup artist
Rozalia Szegedi ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Lajos Óvári ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mara Luttor ... assistant director

Art Department

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János Czakó ... stand-by props
Éva Martin ... construction manager

Sound Department

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György Fék ... sound
Martin Steyer ... adr mixer
András Szeredás ... dubbing scenarist

Stunts

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Lou Horvath ... stunts
Bela Kasi ... assistant stunt coordinator
Ferenc Novinecz ... stunts
Béla Unger ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Magda B. Müller ... still photographer
Gyula Kovács ... camera operator
József Marton ... chief lighting technician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Judit Rákosi ... wardrobe
Gabor Szabo ... dresser

Location Management

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Sándor Martosi Mórocz ... location manager (as Sándor Mórocz)
Jozsef Pleskonics ... location manager
Péter Rajczi ... location manager

Script and Continuity Department

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János Rózsa ... script editor

Other crew

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Zoltán Jekely ... translator
Mária Ligeti ... choreographer
Sarolta Lányi ... translator
Angelika Máté ... translator
Péter Máté ... translator
Bertalan Papp ... advisor
Béla Szirmai ... choreographer
Béla Vaszary ... set doctor
György Velezdi ... technician (as Velezdy György)
Sándor Zeidler ... advisor

Thanks

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Barbara Stone ... special thanks
David C. Stone ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Keith Loh

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Also Known As
  • Mefisto (Argentina)
  • Мефісто (Ukraine)
  • Mefisto (Romania)
  • Mefisto (Poland)
  • Мефисто (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 144 min
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Trivia 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 »
Goofs As Hoefgen leaves the Deux Magots café in Paris after meeting with his first wife, decals for contemporary credit cards - Visa, among them - can be seen on the window of the door. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode #5.1 (1992). See more »
Soundtracks Gräfin Dubarry See more »
Quotes Hendrik Hoefgen: What do they want from me now? After all, I am just an actor.
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