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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 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
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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

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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 »

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Techno Horror Faust
5 January 2005 | by batzi8m1See all my reviews

It's Faust. If you know the story Marlowe and Goethe made famous, well this ain't it. But it's about the same thing -- the whole What Price My Soul thing. Does meaning well absolve us?

This movie is all about the nature of redemption and what price we would put on our soul. In the Goethe's version it's to save the babe he knocked up from being beheaded for killing the baby at birth. This guy's an MD -- that should be your clue.

It's got plenty of lurid stuff, human failings, falling into the pit of depravity and despair that's required of a tragedy. Is there redemption? That's what makes a story worth my time any day.

This film is not the greatest but it beats the hell (pun intended) out of that lame Pacino/ Keanu Devil's Advocate. I mean we can all see a LAWYER as the devil's pawn but the selfless head of a clinic for the terminally ill? And while we don't get Sex Goddess Charlize Theron as sole redeeming quality, we do get sex with the devil's own daughter, and that's got to be hot.

It's the prurient lurid stuff that makes me downgrade it from "Damned Good" to "Interresting". I like to keep those two separate. I like lurid and prurient movies like House of 1000 Corpses and examination of the soul stuff like Mystic River. But trying to mix it like these boys do in Fausto 5.0 is distracting to me. It's like if Rob Zombie got religion and decided to take on Goethe and Marlow and delve the deeper meaning of God the Devil and the Soul while listening to lots of industrial goth techno dance music.

All in all, I thought it was worth while watching and might rent it again some time, but it will probably not become part of my permanent collection.


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Catalan | Cheyenne | Spanish

Release Date:

19 October 2001 (Spain) See more »

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$33,155
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