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Il Mefistofele (1989)

| Drama, Fantasy, Musical | TV Movie
Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Russell

Writer:

Arrigo Boito (libretto)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Paata Burchuladze Paata Burchuladze ... Mefistofele
Ottavio Garaventa Ottavio Garaventa ... Faust
Adriana Morelli Adriana Morelli ... Margherita
Silvana Mazzieri Silvana Mazzieri ... Marta
Fabio Armiliato ... Wagner
Josella Ligi Josella Ligi ... Elena
Laura Bocca Laura Bocca ... Pabtalis
Saverio Bambi Saverio Bambi ... Nereo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edoardo Müller Edoardo Müller ... Himself - Conductor
Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice Orchestra e Coro del Teatro Carlo Felice ... Orchestra e Coro
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Arrigo Boito's Il Mefestefele was first performed in 1868 and his most known work. In Ken Russell's modern interpretation presented by the Genoese Opera, it has Faust as an ageing hippy. He smokes marijuana and is tormented by his lost youth. Mephisto makes a bet with God that he can turn anyone to pagan life, even someone as innocent as Faust. From then on it is a battle of good against evil in a flamboyant, surreal display of primary colours, PVC costumes, nurses with swastikas, rocket trips, love and even characters dressed as Donald Duck and Mickey Mouse. Ken Russell said because the devil is always with us is his reason for the contemporary setting. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Also Known As:

Arrigo Boito: Il Mefistofele See more »

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Production Co:

Valiant See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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