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Faust (2011)

Not Rated | | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery | 15 November 2013 (USA)
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A despairing scholar sells his soul to Satan in exchange for one night with a beautiful young woman.

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Aleksandr Sokurov

Writers:

Yuriy Arabov (book), Aleksandr Sokurov (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Johannes Zeiler ... Heinrich Faust
Anton Adasinsky ... Moneylender
Isolda Dychauk ... Margarete
Georg Friedrich ... Wagner
Hanna Schygulla ... Moneylender's 'Wife'
Antje Lewald Antje Lewald ... Margarete's Mother
Florian Brückner Florian Brückner ... Valentin
Maxim Mehmet ... Valentin's Friend
Sigurður Skúlason Sigurður Skúlason ... Faust's Father
Andreas Schmidt Andreas Schmidt ... Valentin's Friend
Oliver Bootz Oliver Bootz ... Valentin's Friend
Jonas Jägermeyr Jonas Jägermeyr ... Valentin's Friend
Igor Orozovic ... Valentin's Friend
Jirí Hampl Jirí Hampl ... Valentin's Friend
Joel Kirby Joel Kirby ... Pater Philippe
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Storyline

A wise man sells his soul to Mefistofeles a Satan helper recognizing knowledge will bring no happiness to human life. A German Romanticism' portrait, on how love could overcome reason. Based on the true life of Dr. Johannes Faust, a German alchemist, who is supposed to have been killed when trying to discover the philosopher's stone.

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Genres:

Drama | Fantasy | Mystery

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Russia

Language:

German

Release Date:

15 November 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fausto See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR8,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,030, 17 November 2013

Gross USA:

$58,132

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$58,132
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The fascination for knowledge, power and lust is brought home to us at our level of living and thinking.
17 October 2012 | by wmnssnSee all my reviews

The way Sokurov treats this story makes it clear that his characters are all immersed in the day tot day doings, the earthly aspects of our lives, and it is hard or even impossible to escape. He brings it home to us, he gets us involved through his camera and sound, Faust becomes us. The first time I know of that this story was told in such a way that we can actually get inside Faust. Sokurov brings home some intriguing themes. Is Faust's soul maybe already missing from the start? What is our perception of Faust's hell and/or heaven, and how easy are we manipulated? We don't seem to need a lot of arguments and talking to win us over...


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