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Fausto 5.0 (2001)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Horror | 19 October 2001 (Spain)
On his way to a medical convention, Dr Fausto runs into a man who claims the Doctor removed his stomach eight years ago in a surgical operation. Against all odds, he is still alive. The man... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Miguel Ángel Solá ... Fausto
Eduard Fernández ... Santos
Najwa Nimri ... Julia
Rakel González-Huedo Rakel González-Huedo ... Margarita (as Raquel González)
Juan Fernández Juan Fernández ... Quiroga
Irene Montalà ... Marta
Carme Contreras ... Anciana
Cristina Piaget Cristina Piaget ... Mujer ojerosa
Pep Molina Pep Molina ... Bielsa
Keke Creixems Keke Creixems ... Presentador
Leonel Valdés Leonel Valdés ... Taxista 1
Pep Jové Pep Jové ... Médico 1
Morgan Searcy Morgan Searcy ... Médico 2
Josep Maria Ullod Josep Maria Ullod ... Médico 3 (as Josep M. Ullod)
Motokazu Kawamura Motokazu Kawamura ... Gerente Hotel


On his way to a medical convention, Dr Fausto runs into a man who claims the Doctor removed his stomach eight years ago in a surgical operation. Against all odds, he is still alive. The man turns up repeatedly and promises Fausto to make all his wishes come true. Reality starts dissolving and Fausto begins to loose control. Written by Industrious <17235@student.hhs.se>

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Some desires can become nightmares


Drama | Fantasy | Horror


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Vella offers Faust two drinks in the house he takes him to. He replaces the decanter top after each of the first two drinks, but when he goes to pour himself a third drink, the top is off the decanter. See more »


Intro - Whait for the Time They Go
Written and Performed by Najwa Nimri
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11 March 2010 | by RResendeSee all my reviews

I had a fair idea of what i was looking for, coming to this film. This was a collaborative work, entangled between people coming from films, and people coming from live performances. La fura dels baus are, at the same time, a very interesting group, of people who try to extend and expand the notions of live performance and, more interesting, the notions of interaction with an audience. Basically, their trick is to increase the engagement of people, by bringing them closer to stage, actually, taking the stage to people sitting in front of it.

So i thought i was going to see something similar, regarding film. New ways to engage, a novel way to tell a story that includes the audience, while meaning something.

But film is a total different medium. Different tools, different tricks, different outcome.

The inventiveness and passion you get when watching a performance is here fully replaced by the commitment to build a world, over the real world, that could accommodate the story of the film.

So, we are given a city as if it was an artistic intervention, with all the implied stylization and artificiality. Wrapped Christo-like building, with its interior being actually that of a museum. Transformation of places in the city, by placing groups of people that just don't belong there. The catacombs of the hospital, a good use of space.

This is all great, but the problems of the film begin here. Although this world is perfectly presented, considering what you can do with a city to make it (more) suitable for the story you're telling, this isn't enough to pull us into the film with the same intensity that we are pulled into a show by La Fura. So, despite the effort, the film doesn't leverage the live performances, and i think that was intended.

But you get Barcelona, a fairly interesting one, and we get some great sequences, although disconnected. Of those, the one in the hospital catacombs (which is fundamental in the story) is the best.

My opinion: 3/5


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