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Faustbook (2006)

Faustbook is my first feature film which spanned over a 5 year shooting time. The film began with two like minded individuals who shared a passion for a wide range of esoteric subjects, ... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Leiser

Writer:

Jacob Faust
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Credited cast:
Jacob Faust Jacob Faust ... Doctor Faustus
Eva Zubícková ... Margarite
Lance Meeker Lance Meeker ... Bandar von Baron
Claudia Voss Claudia Voss ... Whore of Babylon
Tyler Phillips Tyler Phillips ... Demon Pimp
Rick Faust Rick Faust ... Older Faust
Amy Faust Amy Faust ... Good / Bad Angel
Jeffrey Leiser ... Christopher Wagner
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Priestess Miriam Priestess Miriam ... Priestess Miriam
Malcolm Vader Malcolm Vader ... Haitian Magician
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Faustbook is my first feature film which spanned over a 5 year shooting time. The film began with two like minded individuals who shared a passion for a wide range of esoteric subjects, alternative history and the Holy Bible. The intent was to make a completely improvised film based on a purely intuitive process. We set off on this journey with many things in mind but no set plans. Subconsciously, we would construct the film until it revealed it's true identity. Jacob and I had always joked about his last name and it's significance but slowly over time it became clear that this film was about the Faust legend. Jake took over my old job funeral directing and slowly learned of the secret world of caring for the deceased. In the end I was left with a very creative, funny, dark piece of work. This is a living memorial to a friend and an artist who worked at the highest degree, sometimes that is too much to keep you contained within this temporal world. To anyone who watches this film I ... Written by Eric Leiser

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A troubled mortician embarks on an odyssey for truth about life and death.

Genres:

Animation | Horror

Certificate:

R
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Jacob Faust, the star of the film, really was a funeral director for 3 years. His memorial service was held in the Little Chapel of Roses at Glen Abbey Mortuary, the very place where Jacob directed services himself. See more »

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A Dark & Beautiful Beauty of Exploration
14 May 2018 | by tripwpSee all my reviews

Have seen this so many times I feel I am part of the movie. Having said that, it absolutely is in my top 3 movies of all time. Its unique edge is so surreal yet believable that its hard not to wish there was a sequel. The tragic passing of the film's star only cements the legacy of this masterpiece. Highly recommended for those who like the darker side of life and accept that in such, there can still be joy and peace.

Thank you Jack and Eric for this gem!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 2006 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Budget:

$75,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (RCA Sound System)| Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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