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Faust (1994)

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An ordinary man is lured into a strange puppet theatre by a map and finds himself embroiled in a production of the Faustian legend.

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Jan Svankmajer
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Petr Cepek ... Faust
Jan Kraus
Vladimír Kudla Vladimír Kudla
Antonin Zacpal Antonin Zacpal
Jirí Suchý
Viktorie Knotková Viktorie Knotková
Jana Mézlová Jana Mézlová
Miluse Straková Miluse Straková
Josef Fiala Josef Fiala
Martin Radimecký Martin Radimecký
Ervín Tomendál Ervín Tomendál
Frantisek Polata Frantisek Polata
Josef Chodora Josef Chodora
Karel Vidimský Karel Vidimský
Petr Meissel Petr Meissel
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A very free adaptation of Marlowe's 'Doctor Faustus', Goethe's 'Faust' and various other treatments of the old legend of the man who sold his soul to the devil. Svankmajer's Faust is a nondescript man who, after being lured by a strange map into a sinister puppet theatre, finds himself immersed in an indescribably weird version of the play, blending live actors, clay model animation and giant puppets. Written by Michael Brooke <michael@everyman.demon.co.uk>

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Czech Republic's official submission to 67th Academy Award's Foreign Language in 1995. See more »

Quotes

Mefistofele: Heaven is not so wondrous.
Faust: How so?
Mefistofele: It was made for man, therefore is man much more exquisite.
Faust: If it was made for man, it was made for me! I shall renounce the magic and repent!
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Version of Doktor Faustus (1982) See more »

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The epitome of the Surrealist school of film
24 October 2000 | by sinistergoonSee all my reviews

Faust embodies what it is to be Surreal. Svankmajer has captured the essence of a dream in full form and put its application to the archetypal story of Dr. Faustus.

The integration of live action, puppetry, and stop-motion animation is the work of a true genius/madman.

If you are looking for something to exercise the bizarre regions of the brain and the human imagination, WATCH THIS FILM. you shan't regret it.


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Czech | Latin

Release Date:

7 April 1995 (USA) See more »

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$2,117,923
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Dolby

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Color

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1.37 : 1
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