Faust

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Faust
director:
Aleksandr Sokurov
cast:
Johannes Zeiler, Anton Adasinsky, Isolda Dychauk, Hanna Schygulla

The classic 18th century Faustian tale of a man selling his soul to the devil for knowledge is given a surreal and grotesque 21st century treatment, replete with corpse dissection, careening cameras, and absurdly dubbed (in German) dialogue, all of which combine to form a distinctly effective film about power, and the baggage that comes with it. “A lurching crawl through the moldering, candlelit passages of a pre-hygiene medieval meta-Europe, this new version of the Germanic legend from Russian cine-volcano Alexander Sokurov may be the freakiest gloss this deal-with-the-devil story's ever gotten, down to the ghost-zombies and Icelandic geysers.” (Village Voice) Winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion.

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format
DCP color
runtime
2 hours 15 minutes
release year/country
2011 Russia
subtitled